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Greater Gaston 

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1999 Greater Gaston Baptist Association Annual 

1999 Annual 

Table of Contents 



Associational Clerk's Honor Roll 131 

Associational Reports -..44 

Auditors Report 78 

Church Addresses 189 

Church Anniversaries 35 

Church Directory 100 

Committee on Committee's Annual Report 39 

Constitution and By-Laws 132 

Dedication 2 

Directory of Officers/Institutional Representatives 36 

Executive Board Members 1 19 

Financial Reports 83 

GGBA Personnel 35 

Historical Events 116 

History of Host Churches 7 

Memorials 125 

Messengers 122 

Proceedings: 

January Executive Board 12 

Spring Meeting 17 

August Executive Board 22 

Fall Meeting 26 

Program, Fall Annual Meeting 10 

Proposed GGBA Organizational Structure 188 

Roberts Retreat Directions 187 

Statistical Tables 148 

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IN HONOR OF 
REV. EDWARD THOMAS (TOM) HOGAN 

Rev. Tom Hogan was born January 
19, 1933, in Durham, North Carolina. He 
was raised religiously in St. Joseph's 
Episcopal Church. At the 18, Tom re- 
ceived Christ as his Saviour and was 
saved at Greystone Baptist Church, where 
Rev. B. E. Morris was pastor. 

Tom received the "call" to preach in 
spring 1953, while a student at Duke 
University. He graduated from Wake 
Forest University (last class from old 
campus) in 1956. Tom was ordained by First Baptist Church, 
Durham, North Carolina on May 12, 1957. Shortly thereafter, he 
graduated from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 
1959 and the Baptist Hospitals School o/ Pastoral Care in 1962. 

In college and seminary, Tom received the following 
distinctions: Eta Sigma Phi, Alpha Phi Omega, Sons of the Proph- 
ets, and Interseminary Fellowship. 

Tom married his first wife, Erlene Janet Gooch, in 1955. 
Together they raised four children: Emily, Sarah, Eric, & Andrew, 
and they have two grandchildren: Candice and Erin. Erlene passed 
away in 1990. In 1992, Tom remarried to Joyce J. Elmore. 

Tom has served the following pastorates: Durham Chapel, 
NC (1956-59), Masonboro Baptist, Wilmington, NC (1959-64), 
East Baptist, Gastonia, NC (1964-1972), McGill Avenue, Concord, 
NC (1972-1982), and Hickory Grove Baptist, Mt. Holly, NC 
(1982-2000). 

Tom has contributed many hours of dedicated service to the 
Greater Gaston Baptist Association by serving on several commit- 
tees, in addition to serving as Association Moderator for two 
different terms. 



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IN HONOR OF 
REV. JAMES ARTHUR LOWERY 



James Lowery was born March 1 8, 
1934 in Cowpens, South Carolina. Shortly 
after birth his family moved to Rock Hill, 
South Carolina. Nine days after graduating 
fi-om Rock Hill High School, he entered the 
United States Navy, where he served honor- 
ably for four years. Two years after entering 
the Navy, he married his high school sweet- 
heart, Peggy Jean Sligh. 

He and Peggy became Christians in 
1959 and he was called to preach one year later. Pastor Lowery received 
his education from North Greenville Junior College in Greenville, South 
Carolina and from Limestone College in Gaffney, South Carolina. In 
addition. Pastor Lowery has been trained in Aids, Adjunct Cancer 
Therapy, Child Abuse, Church Growth, Certified in Christian Witness 
Training (CWT), Grief Counseling, Suicide Prevention, Pre-marital and 
Marriage Counseling, Spouse Abuse, Substance Abuse, a Certified 
Christian Discipleship Trainer, and other various training seminars. 

The Lowerys' have two sons who are both in the ministry. 
James Michael, the oldest, is Pastor of West End Baptist Church of Rock 
Hill, South Carolina. He is married and has two daughters. The younger 
son, Jonathan Mark, is Minister of Music and Administrator at Chapel 
Grove Baptist Church. He is also married. Mike graduated from West- 
ern Carolina University and Jonathan graduated from Mars Hill College. 
Both graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary of Fort 
Worth, Texas. 

Rev. Lowery is skilled in soul winning and church growth. He 
started the Woodhaven Baptist Church of Rock Hill, South Carolina and 
led it to grow from zero members to 416. His second church. Pleasant 
Hill Baptist Church of Clemson, South Carolina had 250 additions under 
his leadership. He has served as pastor at Chapel Grove for 25 years. 
During that time he has grown a full staff and has baptized over 1,000 
people. Chapel Grove was recognized by the Southern Baptist Conven- 
tion as "One of America's Fastest Growing Churches." Budget has 
grown from $49,000 to over one-half million dollars. An auditorium 
($350,000) and a $1 .2 million Christian Life Center have been built. A 
bus ministry and Day Care Center was started and has been in operation 
over 20 years. 

He is an avid soul winner and believes that we should win the 
lost to Christ at all cost and then grow them up in the Lord so they can 
realize their greatest potential as Christians. 



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IN HONOR OF 
REV. LARRY RAY M^CLURE 

Larry McClure is a native of 
Dallas, North Carolina, and married to 
the former Delores Anne Toomey, also 
of Dallas. They have two adult sons, 
Jonathan and Don. 

After receiving his B. A. degree 
from Carson-Newman College in 
Jefferson City, Tennessee, he attended 
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North 
Carolina, where he earned his B.D. degree. 

While a student, he served pastorates in Tennessee and North 
Carolina. He has served as pastor of Cool Springs Baptist Church, 
Sanford, NC; Centerview Baptist Church, Kannapolis, N.C.; and 
Rocky Hock Baptist Church, Eden, N. C. 

Larry became an area missionary of Eastern North Carolina in 
1978 and continued in this capacity until 1990. While area mission- 
ary, his work was featured in the 1982 September/October issue of 
Missions USA in an article entitled "Pastor in Humbug Country, 
North Carolina." 

Active in denominational affairs, he served the North Carolina 
Baptist Convention as a member of Committee on Committees, 
Search Committee and Committee of Nine. He also served the 
Southern Baptist Convention as a member of Committee on Boards. 

From 1990 until 1999 he has served in pastoral ministry: Flat 
Springs Baptist Church, Sanford, NC, followed by First Baptist 
Church, Bessemer City, NC. Announcing his retirement in Decem- 
ber of 1998, he concluded his ministry at First Baptist Church of 
Bessemer City on April 25, 1999. 

It has been a wonderful journey for 42 years of serving as a 
pastor of Baptist Churches and also as a member of the Mission 
Division of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. 

Now by the grace of God, he and Anne are open to God's 
leadership to serve wherever they can strengthen the Kingdom's 
work. 



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IN MEMORY OF 
HAZEL RHOM MORRIS 

Hazel R. Morris was a minister's wife 
and much more. She was a mother, artist, 
singer, pianist, organist and friend. She 
formerly worked as a clerk for the Town of 
Cramerton, North Carolina, and also as a 
music teacher. Later, Hazel worked for her 
son. Junior, at Morris Mechanical. 

Her husband, Clarence, is pastor of 
North Main Baptist Church, Mt. Holly, 
where she played the piano. 

During her illness, God gave Hazel a song one night when she 
was in pain. She wrote as fast as she could and recorded it two months 
later. The title of the song is "Let Me Rise Up to Glory." 

She was the mother of 4 children: Randy, Clarence, Jr., Teresa, 
and Lynn. 

Hazel died of cancer on August 19, 1999 at the age of 65. She 
was loved by many people. Hazel was always faithful to her husband's 
work as a pastor, and she stood beside him and helped. Clarence said of 
his wife, "She was the greatest wife and the greatest Christian I have 
ever known." 




IN MEMORY OF 
FRANCES MARIE CRAWFORD BOLING 

Frances Marie Crawford Boling died September 4, 1999. She was 
the wife of Rev. Gary Boling, pastor of Bethany Baptist Church. She 
was 46 years of age. 

Marie was a native of Gaston County and the daughter of the late 
Elmer and Frances Snipes Crawford. She was a teacher at Southwest 
Middle School, Gastonia, North Carolina. Marie was a member of 
Bethany Baptist Church, where she was music director. She was previ- 
ously a member of the Associational Woman's Missionary Union 
Council as GA Director for several years. 

Marie is survived by her husband, Rev. Gary Boling; a son, Andy 
Boling, of the home; a daughter, Gay Burton, of Kannapolis, NC; a 
sister, Cathey Crawford Tiermey, of Charlotte, NC; and a granddaughter, 
Erica Nichole Burton, of Kannapolis, NC. 



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ANNUAL OF THE 

GREATER GASTON BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

OF NORTH CAROLINA 



SEVENTY-NINTH ANNUAL SESSION 

Held With 

Woodlawn Baptist Church Lucia Baptist Church 

Lowell, North Carolina 28098 Stanley, North Carolina 28164 

October 18, 1999 October 19, 1999 



The Spring Semi-Annual Session was held with 

Unity Baptist Church, Gastonia, North Carolina 28053 

April 26, 1998 



The 2000 Spring Semi-Annual Session Will Be Held With 

Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church 

Kings Mountain, North Carolina 28086 

May 1,2000 

The 2000 Annual Session Will Be Held With 

^ First Baptist Church 

, Stanley, North Carolina 28 164 
October 16, 2000 

Bethlehem Baptist Church 

Gastonia, North Carolina 28054 

October 17, 2000 



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WOODLAWN BAPTIST CHURCH 
LOWELL, NORTH CAROLINA 

Woodlawn Baptist Church began as a community Sunday School in 
the 1920 . Many people were moving into the community to work 
at the m,l . Some Christians in the community had a burden and 
peopTe ' established to meet the spiritual needs of the 

From that humble beginning, Woodlawn Baptist Church has grown 
and worked to fulfill the Great Commission. Over the yeTsXZl 
have been reached, saved, and ministered to; buildings have been 
bu.lt; land has been purchased; and the ministry has endured through 
good times and bad. God has proved Himself over and over again 

Over the years the community has changed. The mill is gone, new 
S! t''' T"'^ '"'° '^' "■■'"' ^"^ '^' '^'^"^^h field has expanded 
Coumv Tf T^ ^--""ding communities and areas of Gaston 
County. We firmly believe that our greatest days are ahead. 

As we point to the future, we see increased opportunities to teach 
people for Jesus, minister in His name, fellowship together and 
worship Him in spirit and truth. As God continues to lead ;n3 as we 
contmue^to follow, we look forward to accomplishing His will 17 

Rev. Marc A. Francis - Pastor 

Rev. Kevin White - Associate Pastor / Youth Minister 
Rev. Brent Ferguson - Minister of Music and Education 




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LUCIA BAPTIST CHURCH 
STANLEY, NORTH CAROLINA 

In May, 1 997 there was a note-burning service celebrating 
the payoff of phase one of the building. In September of the same 
year, the church began having three morning worship services and 
two Sunday Schools. 

In November of 1997, Lucia Baptist was recognized by the 
Billy Graham School of Evangelism at Southern Baptist Theologi- 
cal Seminary for "Outstanding Achievement in Evangelistic 
Effectiveness." 

In December of 1997, Paul Crews resigned as Associate 
Pastor of Youth and Children to become pastor of Rolling Roads 
Baptist in Greensboro, NC. : 

In May of 1998, there was a groundbreaking service for the 
new Recreation Outreach Center and also Rev. Clint Rhoney was 
called as Associate Pastor of AdministratiorVDiscipleship. 

In September of 1998, Mrs. Johnnie Laye was called as 
Director of Preschool, Children, & Senior Adults. Rev. Paul 
Alexander was called as Associate Pastor of Youth/Recreation. His 
duties began January, 1999. 

In July, 1 999 the first service was held in the Recreation 
Outreach Center. 

On December 5, 1999 the church celebrated its 10^'' armiver- 
sary and had the dedication service for the Recreation Outreach 
Center. 



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UNITY BAPTIST CHURCH 
GASTONIA, NORTH CAROLINA 





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The beginning 
of Unity Baptist 
Church was on 
Saturday night, 
September 23, 1944 
A group of people 
from the Myrtle 
School District, wh< 
were interested in 
the organization of 
new church in the 
vicinity, met at the 
home of Mr. and 
Mrs. Meek H. Cobb 

and formed "The West Gastonia Prayer Band" - " A Church To Be - 
If It Be God's Will." Prayer meetings were held throughout the 
months of October and November at various homes in the commu- 
nity. 

Unity Baptist Church was organized in the old Loray Baptist 
Church on Franklin Avenue in Gastonia on Sunday, December 31, 
1944, with 66 charter members. At the organization meeting. Rev. 
L.M. Dixon was the moderator and W. A. Hoffman was the secretary. 

The first church lot was given by Mrs. Susie Whitesides Cobb 
and family. The first building was a brick veneer building, 30'x 
60' which was constructed in 1945 at a cost of $5,000.00 

In 1952, a two story brick Pastorium was constructed. 

In 1954, a brick sanctuary including educational space was built 
at a cost of $54,000.00. 

In 1959 a two story building for education was built at a cost of 
$64,000.00. 

In 1968, the church dedicated the newest sanctuary and two story 
building housing offices, two adult departments, and choir room at a 
cost of over $450,000.00 for building and furnishings. 

The present parsonage was purchased in 1972. 

The value of all church properties is now $2,255,000.00. 

Rev. Larry Bostian is the current pastor and Rev. Steve Kelly is 
the present Minister of Music. 



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Greater Gaston Baptist Association 
1999 Annual Fail Meeting Program 

"CateAihg tAe Vision fof tAc A/ew AMCeaHHiutHH " 
SESSION ONE: 



iVIondav, October 18, 1999 (5:30 - 9:00 p.m.) 

Woodlawn Baptist Church, 1101 N. Main Street, Lowell 

Missions Fair and Fingerfoods, courtesy of our host church and to be 
held at the Family Life Center 
Registration 

Musical Prelude: How Great Thou Art, Great Is Thy Lord, 
Great Is Thy Faithfulness 

Call to Order and Welcome Tom Hogan, Moderator 

Scripture and Prayer Marc Francis 

Program and Enrollment Reports Mitchell Pruitt and Sandra Tate 

Moderator's Report Tom Hogan 

A video presentation "Looking Back Over the Past Year" 

Certificates of Appreciation Larry McElreath 

Recognition of New Ministers 

Proposed Charter & By-Law Changes Tom Hogan 

Musical Worship: 

Hymn Medley: Stand Up, Stand Up For Jesus, Soliders of 

Christ Arise, and Onward Christian Soliders 

Praise & Worship Hispanic Praise Band 

Executive Director's Report Larry McElreath 

Miscellaneous Business 

Hymrfs: Thy Loving Kindness and God Is So Good 

Nominating Committee Sandra Tate 

Committee on Committees Lynwood Lavender 

Focus on Stewardship 

Treasurer's Report Leon Collis 

Financial Development Bobby Faulkenberry 

Budget Presentation and Adoption Warner Doles 

Musical Worship: 

Chorus, Glory to the Lamb 

So\o, Bring Back the Glory Jonathan Lowery 

Pep Rally 

Choral Worship Woodlawn Baptist Church Choir 

Missions Message Steven Mann 

Benediction Ruben Garcia 

Postlude 

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Greater Gaston Baptist Association 
1999 Annual Fail Meeting Program 

"Catedmq ttic Vision for tAa Ne\Aj AMCCcHHiuiH! ! " 
SESSION TWO: 



Tuesday, October 19, 1999 -- 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. 

Lucia Baptist Church, 15434 Lucia Riverbend Hwy., Stanley 

Fellowship Meal, courtesy of our host church 

Registration 

Musical Prelude 

Choruses: Give Thanks and / Will Bless the Lord 

Musical Praise "His Own" 

Call to Order and Welcome Tom Hogan, Moderator 

Scripture and Prayer Mike Davis 

Resolutions Bob Winecoff 

Baptist Agency Report Keithen Tucker, Wingate University 

Worship In Song 

Choruses: Bless the Lord Oh My Soul, Bless God, 
and Father, I Adore You 

Evangelism Committee Report Dickie Spargo 

Missions Committee Report Tom Witherspoon 

Executive Committee Wayne Key 

Discussion/Vote on Proposed Charter & By-Law Changes ...Tom Hogan 
Miscellaneous Business 

Praise & Worship Lucia Praise Band 

Presentation of Associational Staff Larry McElreath 

Association Staff Reports 

Church Development Floyd Parker 

Baptist Social Ministries Lisa Adams 

Student Ministries Jason Blanton 

Recreation Ministry Gene Alexander 

Choruses: Revive Us, Oh Lord and Spirit of the Living God 

Video "Break Our Hearts" 

Drama Shiny Day Ministry 

Musical Praise "His Own" 

Annual Sermon Jim Lowery 

Benediction Keith Martin 

Postlude V - 



Musical Worship Leader: Jonathan Lowery 
Organist: Tracy Kerley <♦ Pianist: Sandy Grant 



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EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING MINUTES 
JANUARY 25, 1999 



The Gaston Baptist Executive Board met Monday, January 25, 1999 at 
Sunnyside Baptist Church, Bessemer City. 

Special music was presented by Peggy Johnson. 

The meeting was called to order by Rev. Tom Hogan, Moderator. 

Jonathan Lowery led in the singing of several congregational hymns. 

A welcome was extended by Rev. Carroll Brackett, pastor of Sunnyside 
Baptist Church. He led in the devotion and prayer. 

The minutes were approved as printed. - 

The 1998 Annual Minutes were in memory of Mr. Henry Hoyle and Rev. 
Dan Silver and in honor of Mrs. Sharon Parker. Larry McElreath, 
executive director, presented the first copies of the 1998 Annual Minutes 
to these families. 

Treasurer's Report 

Leon Collis presented this report. He reported that we are behind 
budget. He encouraged the churches to continue their giving. 

Finance 

No report. 

Executive Committee 

Wayne Key, chairman, reported that Joyce Vanover had become 
full-time financial secretary and Sandra Tate has started working part- 
time. She is working 22.5 hours weekly. This began in November, 
1998. 

Wayne also reported that the Executive Committee would like to 
make the following statement concerning the ABC referendum: "The 
Association is opposed to the use or sale of alcoholic beverages in any 
form." The Executive Committee is asking that the Executive Board 
give their approval on this statement. This motion carried. Wayne also 
stated that if any other town has to deal with this matter, this would be 
our stand. 

Wayne Key reported that Lynne Hall was hired as staff secre- 

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tary/media director for the Gaston Baptist Association. The Executive 
Committee accepted a job description of the duties of Consultant of 
Financial Development. Bobby Faulkenberry was hired for this position. 

A motion was made at the annual meeting in October that we 
remain a member of the Chamber of Commerce of Gaston County with a 
yearly evaluation of whether we will remain a member. This motion 
passed at the annual meeting. Since that time, we have had many 
questions and concerns. Because of the controversy, we are going to 
bring this motion again to the floor for a vote. The motion was made 
that we remain a member of the Chamber of Commerce with a yearly 
evaluation of whether we will remain a member. Much discussion was 
held concerning this situation. Mr. Tim Helms, president of the cham- 
ber, said that he had been a member for seven years. Since that time 
their focus has been on education and the family. He said that twenty 
years ago when the vote was being taken in Gastonia concerning liquor 
by the drink, that many leaders in the chamber took part in the pro side 
of this issue, but the chamber itself did not get involved. Mr. Helms 
commented that we should not let this issue of joining the chamber split 
the organization of the Gaston Baptist Association. He said that we 
should be united. 

Rev. Mike Criswell made comments against us going the 
Chamber. Rev. Ray England said that he would vote against us joining 
and so did Rev. Joel Rogers. Mrs. Dot Allred made a comment concern- 
ing that we could be of influence in being a part of the Chamber. 

Rev. Jack Bryant made a motion that we table this motion 
indefinitely. This motion was so carried. 

The Executive Committee approved a motion to submit a grant 
application to the Sisters of Mercy Organization for funding to be used 
for the Parish Nurse Program in Gaston County. The motion will be 
carried out only after the GBA has received proof that it will not be 
liable for this program. The GBA will only be a sponsoring agent with 
no liabilities to or monies coming from the Association. The Executive 
Board passed this motion. 

Retreat Report 

Mike Quilliams gave this report. There are some erosion problems at the 
retreat area. We are now receiving bids for this project. We are now 
looking into the development of a site plan that will be divided into 
phases. Some of these plans are finishing the ball field, the nature trail, a 
possibility of having an amphitheater and cleaning out the lake. Febru- 
ary 1 1 will be the next meeting of the Roberts Retreat Committee. 

Senior Adults 

Mr. Ed Jenkins gave this report. There are plans being made for 1999. 

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One of these events will be to have a Senior Adult Rally in September or 
October. We are discussing planning a trip to Israel in February of 2000 
and also having a health fair in 2000. These are just a few of the events 
that we are talking about. It was voted that Jonathan Lowery, Ken 
Faulkenberry, Wanda Bates, Robin Rhyne, Michelle Patton, and Ed 
Jenkins be members of the Senior Adult Council. 

Committee on Committees 

Rev. Paul Rhyne made a motion from the Committee on Committees that 
Rev. Dickie Spargo replace Walter Prescott as chairman of the evangelism 
committee. Committee on Committees members are as follows: Lynwood 
Lavinder - chairman, Selina Pate, Fred West, Nell Patton, Perry 
Holleman, James Pierce, John Edgerton, and Paul Rhyne. 

Evangelism 

Rev. Dickie Spargo reported that the School of Evangelism will 
be held on March 23. J. W. Hutchins will be speaker for the training 
session with pastors at Friendship Baptist Church for the morning session. 
The afternoon session will be for senior adults at Shady Grove Baptist 
Church. Dr. Joe Brown, pastor of Hickory Grove Baptist Church in 
Charlotte, will be the speaker for the evening at Catawba Heights. 

In the year 2000, we would like to plan a special event for the 
Celebrate Jesus 2000. We have been praying for a special speaker to 
come and the name of Greg Laurie came up in the group. Greg Laurie is a 
pastor in California and does crusades called Harvest Crusades. He is 
geared toward the college kids. 

There is going to be a crusade in Hickory. Recently while the 
Harvest Crusade representatives were in this area, a group met with them. 
If this were to be held, it would probably be the first weekend in October, 
2000, Friday through Sunday. The problem is that we do not have an area 
large enough to hold the crowd, thus we are talking about taking it to the 
Charlotte Coliseum. We also want to contact other sister associations to 
help in this event. Dickie commented that the committee did not want to 
proceed with this until we knew how the association felt about this 
crusade. 

Discussion was held concerning this matter. A comment was 
made by Mr. Ed Jenkins, a member of the Evangelism Committee, that we 
did not have a place large enough in Gaston County to hold this event and 
also that the event would probably cost about $400,000. Larry McElreath 
made a comment that we would spear head this event and have other sister 
associations help. This would be for Baptists and other denominations. 
The Evangelism Committee was told to go for it. 

Nominating Committee 

Sandra Tate made a motion that Kevin & Beverly Smith be elected as the 

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Vacation Bible School Directors. This motion was passed. 

Church Development 

No report. 

Sunday School 

No report. 

Financial Development 

Bobby Faulkenberry reported that a workshop was held concern- 
ing Stewardship Education. The workshop was not well attended. 

The Stewardship Committee and the Finance Committee is 
working together to work with the churches in their giving to the associa- 
tion and to see if there is anyway we can assist. In the February "Hori- 
zons" there are a list of churches that are giving 4% and above in their 
giving. 

Impact Ministry 

Sherry Amason gave this report. Sherry shared the events that will be 
happening in the next several months. A winter retreat will be coming up 
the end of this month. Coupon books were sold for a mission's project. 
Sherry shared a letter from a student that the Lord was working in his life. 
He had sent an e-mail to Sherry and she had presented the plan of salva- 
tion to him. Please keep this young man in your prayers. 

Recreation Report 

Gene Alexander reported that this is the 4'^ week in basketball. There are 
28 teams and we are playing 5 days a week. The organizational meeting 
for Softball will be February 1 1 . Gene thanked the churches for letting the 
association use their gyms for the sports events. 

Baptist Social Ministry 

Lisa Adams reported that there are several new programs that we are 
currently involved in getting started. They are the Parish Nurse Program 
and the Christian Women's Job Corp in Gaston County. If your church 
has an interest in being a part of the Parish Nurse Program, please call the 
associational office. Because of the help from the churches in this asso- 
ciation we were able to help 237 children with Christmas. Lisa asked that 
if you have a special ministry in your church that was organized to help 
others, please contact us. You may have a handy man ministry, a food 
delivery ministry or a wood ministry. Lisa requested help to straighten 
out the woodpile at the associational office. 

Missions 

Tom Witherspoon reported that Sherry Amason needs our prayers as she 

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witnesses on campus at Gaston College. Another prayer need would be 
for Tom Witherspoon as he teaches on the campus at Gaston College. 
Tom brings as a motion from the mission's committee that Mike Criswell 
be elected as the new Coordinator for the South African Mission Project. 
The motion was made and carried. The Rochester, New York Mission 
Trip will be July 16-24. This is the last year that we will be going to New 
York. An informational meeting will be held on February 23. Renovation 
assistance is needed by Rehobeth. In the year 2000, we hope that we can 
partner in Pennsylvania. This will be brought at a later meeting. A great 
work is being done in Cherryville with the Spanish congregation. 

WMU s 

Tammy Hovis gave this report. She reported that 202 attended the Fall 
Training Session. There were 44 churches represented. Many great 
events are taking place through WMU in Gaston Association. The next 
event will be at Bethlehem for a GA Workshop. Please inform your 
church about the great events that are taking place. A special time of 
prayer was shared. 

World Mission Celebration (WMC) 

Mrs. Allred reported that 48 churches are now participating in the WMC. 
Training session will be held at Flint Groves Baptist Church on February 1 
at 7:00 p.m. for the WMC steering committee for your church. Sara 
Wilson, Doug Bryant, and George Fowler concerning the happenings of 
the WMC presented a skit. 

Jonathan Lowery led in the music, "Amazing Grace." 

Peggy Johnson presented the special music. 

Executive Director 

Larry McElreath reported how excited he was about the things that are 
happening and that will happen in the association. He shared how excited 
he was in people giving money for different areas of work in the associa- 
tion. 

He gave the statistics for the last 5 years in our association. This shows 
increases and decreases in the major areas of work. 
Larry commented that we need to build strong healthy churches. Also, we 
need to keep evangelism as our #1 priority and remember Church is Not 
something you Attend , but something that you Do, 

The meeting was adjourned in prayer by Rev. Tom Hogan. 



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PROCEEDINGS FROM SPRING MEETING 

APRIL 26, 1999 

UNITY BAPTIST CHURCH, GASTONIA 



1. The Spring Session of the Gaston Baptist Association met 
Monday, April 26, 1999, at Unity Baptist Church, Gastonia, North 
Carolina. 

2. The Worship Session was led by Rev. Steve Kelly, minister of 
music at Unity Baptist Church. 

3. The moderator. Rev. Tom Hogan, pastor of Hickory Grove 
Baptist Church, called the meeting to order. 

4. A welcome was extended by Rev. Larry Bostian, pastor of 
Unity Baptist Church. Rev. Bostian led in a devotion and the opening 
prayer. 

5. Steve Kelly led the congregation in the singing of praise 
choruses. 

6. Program - _Mitchel Pruitt made a motion that the printed 
program by the official order of business for the session. The motion 
was seconded and so moved. 

As a matter of information. Rev. Mitchel Pruitt has served at 
Chestnut Ridge Baptist as pastor for 35 years. Congratulations was 
extended to him. 

7. Enrollment - Mrs. Sandra Tate, Associational Clerk, made a 
motion that the messengers now registered and those who will register 
shall constitute the Spring Session of the Gaston Baptist Association. 
The motion was seconded and so carried. 

8. Committee Reports: 

A. Nominating Committee - Sandra Tate gave this report. 
The list of officers is printed in the program. Sandra made a motion 
that we accept this report. This motion was seconded and so carried. 
(There were several vacancies to be filled). This report is printed 
elsewhere in the minutes. 

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B. Committee on Committees - Selina Pate gave this report. 
She made a motion that the names Hsted in the printed program be 
recommended for the committees for the 1999-2000 year. This motion 
was seconded and so carried. This report is printed elsewhere in the 
minutes. 

C. Executive Committee - Rev. Wayne Key, chairman, 
presented this report. Several recommendations were made. The first 
being that we enter a 5 -year partnership with S. Central Association in 
Pennsylvania beginning in the year 2000. This year, 1999, will be our 
last year of partnership with New Yoric. This motion was seconded 
and so carried that we enter into partnership with Pennsylvania. 

The association had been looking into the possibility of pur- 
chasing an additional 54 acres at Roberts Retreat. The Executive 
Committee has accepted a motion not to pursue the purchase of the 54 
acres at Roberts Retreat. The committee came to this decision because 
it does not feel the association has the finances at this time to purchase 
the land at a cost of $200,000.00. The Executive Committee accepted 
a motion to proceed with the development of Roberts Retreat by 
providing a detailed itemized list of projects and costs, excluding the 
site managers' house, and how the association plans to finance the 
development. The final proposal will be brought before the association 
for a vote at the 1999 Annual Fall Meeting. 

A film was shown showing the Harvest Crusade with Greg 
Laurie. 

The Executive Committee makes a recommendation that the 
Association participate in the Piedmont North Carolina Crusade 
fearturing Harvest Crusades and the Greg Laurie Evangelistic Associa- 
tion. The crusade willl be held October 6-8, 2000 at the Charlotte 
Coliseum. The crusade will involve major financial involvement from 
the communities/religious organizations agreeing to participate with an 
approximate total cost of $450,000. Financing comes from: 1/3 from 
churches, 1/3 from businesses, and 1/3 from offerings taken at the 
crusade. At this time, no financial commitment is being made. A final 
cost will be brought back before the association in session for it to vote 
and give final approval on finances. Currently, the executive commit- 
tee needs approval on whether or not to participate in the Crusade, with 
an understanding that finances will be discussed at a later meeting. 
The association voted to pariticipated in the Greg Laurie Crusade. 

The Association voted to approve the new Hispanic Mission 
Truth and Life, pastored by Reuben Garcia, to enter into the 
Gaston Baptist Association under watchcare for the first year. 

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The Association voted to adopt the following statement/ 
stand: THE GASTON BAPTIST ASSOCIATION IS OPPOSED 
TO THE STATE LOTTERY. It was encouraged that all churches 
take an individual stand against the lottery. 

9. Steve Kelly led the congregation in singing the hymn "All Hail 
the Power of Jesus' Name." 

10. Treasurer's Report - Leon Collis presented this report. He 
thanked the churches for their support given to the association. 

1 1 . Stewardship and Finance Committee Report - The report 
was presented by Warner Doles. He reported that an assessment is 
being done concerning the giving of the association. At present we 
have about 31 churches giving 1%, 27 churches giving 2%, and 21 
churches giving 3%. We have a few churches that give 4%. The 
other churches do not give a percentage. The challenge is that all the 
churches reach a giving of 4%. 

12. Missions Report - Tom Witherspoon reported that 5 people 
from our association are going to S. Africa. We are also getting ready 
to go to New York in July. We have 8 churches represented and 64 
people who have made commitments to go. The month of May will 
be the cut off date for those who want to go due to room reservations. 

We are discussing ways to build communications between our 
churches across the Association to pamter in Missions work. We 
encourage all churches to make known to the Association newsletter 
their upcoming Mission trips so others may have an opportunity to 
help reach your goals. 

13. Evangelism Report -Ed Jenkins presented this report. He 
reported that the goal for the Evangelism Team is to equip and encour- 
age you in your "going". Let us go forward to evangelize our county 
for Christ. 

14. Sherry Davis presented the special music for our worship. 

15. Rev. Tim McClure , Director of Missions from the South 
Central Association in Pennsylvania, brought the evening message. 
He shared about the work being done in the South Central Association. 

16. A prayer of thanksgiving for His blessings and the food was 

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led by Twee Falls, a member of our Vietnamese Mission. 

17. A delicious meal was served by the host church, Unity Baptist 
Church. 

18. Steve Kelly led the congregational in praise choruses for the 
evening session. 

19. Retreat Committee Report - Mike Quilliams presented this 
report. He reported that work had been done on the hiking trails. We 
have someone to volunteer to work on the lake. The lake is in need of 
repair. 

20. Miscellaneous Business: 

A. Promotion was made concerning the World Mission 
Celebration which will be held May 1-5, 1999, throughout the 
churches. Mrs. Dot Allred and Ms. Sara Wilson are the Co-Directors 
of this project. 

B. A Seminary Extenion Diploma in Pastoral Ministries was 
presented to Ricky Daniel. 

21. Special Music was presented by "Destiny." 

22. New pastors and new staff members were introduced. 

23. Associational Staff Reports: 

A. Church Development - Floyd reported that he meets 
every Wednesday morning with ministers for Bible Study. He is still 
working with the Korean Mission. 

Floyd expressed his thanks for your prayers and support for he 
and his family during Sharon's sickness and death. 

B. Recreation - Gene Alexander reported that 28 basketball 
teams participated during the season and 57 softball teams. Many 
churches are participating in the recreational division of the associa- 
tion. 

C. Stewardship - Bobby Faulkenberry reported that he is 
working with the Finance Committee and Stewardship Committee with 
focus on the study of percentage gifts given to the Association. Our 
financial planning is based on each church giving 4%. 

D. Baptist Social Ministry - Lisa Adams expressed thanks to 
all the churches who continue to help with needs in the crisis ministry. 
She reported that some of the things that will be needed for this sum- 
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mer will be food, due to children being out of school, and fans, espe- 
cially for the elderly. Lisa's report is printed elsewhere in the minutes. 

E. Executive Director - Larry McElreath reported on current 
opportunities taking place in the association and throughout our area. 
He encouraged the churches to attend the World Mission Celebration 
Rally which will take place on May 1, at the Family Life Center of 
First Baptist Church, Gastonia. If your church is not participating, 
please go to a church where you can hear the different missionaries, 
Sunday morning through Wednesday evening. 

Larry discussed the area wide crusade in the year 2000 with 
Greg Laurie. He emphasis that one of the strong challenges for the 
association is to build healthy, strong and growing churches. He 
stated that many specialized training workshops are going to be held to 
help churches in many areas of their ministries. 

24. Unity Baptist Church Adult Choir presented the special music. 

25. Renea Henderson, from Seagrove, North Carolina, presented a 
drama. 

26. Rev. Michael Davis presented a challenge to reach Greater 
Gaston. You must first have a vision, then the pastor has to lead the 
people. You must be the first to lead and then develop church leader- 
ship. Your leadership must be to train the people. Rev. Davis said that 
the church is not about you, but about the Lord working in you. 

27. Mac Brunson, President of the Baptist State Convention and 
Pastor of Green Street Baptist Church in High Point, NC, challenged 
the congregation in "Evangelism and Church Growth." 

28. A special thanks was extended to Unity Baptist Church for . 
hosting the Spring Meeting of the Gaston Baptist Association. • 

29. Rev. Dean Brock, pastor of New Life Baptist Church, 
Belmont, led in the closing prayer. .. . : 



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Executive Board Meeting Minutes 
August 23, 1999 

The Executive Board of the Gaston Baptist Association met August 23, 

1999, at Temple Baptist Church, Gastonia. 

Special music was presented by the Chapel Grove Quartet. 

Rev. Tom Hogan, moderator, called the meeting to order. 

Praise choruses were led by Jonathan Lowery. 

The welcome was extended by the pastor of Temple Baptist Church, 
Rev. Steven Jones. Rev. Jones led in the scripture and prayer. 

The minutes were approved as printed. "^ 

Treasurer's Report 

Leon Collis presented this report. It was received as information. 

Finance Committee 

Warner Doles, chairman presented the proposed budget for 1999- 

2000. This will be voted on at the annual meeting in October. 

Executive Committee 

Wayne Key reported that the committee was in general agreement 
that all designated monies be used first for the Baptist Social Ministries 
and other accounts before budgeted money in that account is used. 

He also reported that the committee recommends that the associa- 
tion not repay itself for the Lauralwood property which was purchased 
several years ago because the land was purchased to do mission work. 
The motion will be carried to the Annual Fall Meeting for fmal approval. 
Provided that the motion carries concerning the money not to be paid 
back, the committee recommends that the $6,000 we've already paid 
back to ourselves be used toward promotional material for the GBA to 
inform churches of what we do. This motion will also be taken to the 
Annual Fall Meeting for fmal approval. 

Wayne Key reported that the committee agreed that no business ads 
should be listed in the newsletter, unless it is directly ministry related. 

Another issue that will be voted on at the Annual Fall Meeting is 
the proposed name change of the Gaston Baptist Association to the 
Greater Gaston Baptist Association. 

The committee gave approval to the Charter and By Laws Commit- 
tee for the following amendments to be carried to the 1999 Annual Fall 

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Meeting for approval. They are as follows: 

1. Article IX, D, 9 - Present reading: "The Stewardship Committee 
shall be composed of three members. At least one member shall be a lay 
person." Proposed reading: "The Stewardship Committee shall be 
composed of six members. At least two members shall be a lay person." 

2. Article IX, D, 1 1 -Present reading: "The Christian Life and 
Public Affairs Committee shall be composed of three members. At least 
one member shall be a lay person." Proposed reading: "The Christian 
Life and Public Affairs Committee shalal be composed of six members. 
At least two member shall be a lay person." 

Retreat Committee 

No report. 

Christian Life & Public Affairs 

Larry Bostian gave this report. He reported that the association sent 
a letter to the state saying that we as an association are against gambling. 
Even though the lottery issue has not come up thus far this year to be 
voted on, it will probably be voted on in November. This issue needs to 
be kept before our churches so that the people can be informed. Septem- 
ber 19 has been set aside for Anti-Gambling Sunday. 

Miscellaneous Business 

Ronnie Hinson made a motion that the large desk calendars be 
printed this year. This motion was seconded and so carried. 

Jerry Stanfield made a motion that the Finance Committee look into 
investing the CD money in the Baptist Fountation or some other finan- 
cial institution so that we can have better returns for our money. The 
motion was seconded by Wayne Key. During the discussion period 
concerning this matter, Bobby Faulkeberry made comments concerning 
the $81,850.35 in CD monies. He reported that at present we are 
$22,000 behind budget and that the money in the CD's is contingency 
money. The auditor has suggeted that we keep at least 90 days operating 
money. In view of these comments, Jerry Stanfield withdrew his 
motion. 

Recreation 

No report. 

Baptist Social Ministries 

Lisa Adams reported that 737 families have been helped this quarter. 
The Dress for Success Program has been successful. Many companies 
are down sizing. People ages 50 years and over are losing their jobs due 
to this. Lisa expressed her appreciation to the churches for helping with 

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the needs that families are experiencing. , 

Missions Committee 

Tom Witherspoon gave this report. After this year we will be in 
partnership with South Central Pennsylvania. There are several immedi- 
ate needs that they have. Tim McClure is the Director of Missions in 
this area. The needs they have at present are plumbing and simple 
carpentry work. We will be going at different times of the year with 
smaller mission teams. Different ministries will need to be done. 
Maybe many of our churches can use this as a mission opportunity. 

Churches are being interviewed by the missions committee that want 
to be a part of this association. A team will be going to South Africa in 
September. 

Thanks was extended to Mt. Zion for hosting the ordination service 
for the new Hispanic pastor, Rev. Reuben Garcia. 

WMU 

Tammy Hovis reported that on October 4 & 5 at First Baptist 
Church, Cherryville, the WMU Leadership Training will be held. We 
will offer conferences for all areas/age-levels in the WMU. They will be 
collecting an offering for our WMU Scholarship Fund. She encouraged 
all WMU leaders to attend. This year the theme has been "Trans- 
formed." 

Jonathan Lowery led the congregation in singing choruses. 

Evangelism 

Dickie Spargo reported that we, along with other denominations and 
associations, are working on the Celebrate Jesus 2000. Our goal is to 
bring Greg Laurie and his "Harvest Crusade" team to the Charlotte 
Coliseum for a crusade, October 6-8, 2000. On October 1-3, 1999 Greg 
Laurie and the Harvest Crusade Team will be in Hickory, NC. This 
spring and summer we have had several Sports Clinics which is a unique 
way to deliver the gospel message. "God bless you and keep motivated 
for the Master" was a note of encouragement to everyone from Dickie . 

Church Development Director 

Floyd Parker reported that the "Youth Encounter" that was held at 
Shady Grove Baptist Church was a very successful event. Leaders for 
this event were Kevin White of Woodlawn, Dale Wimer of Shady Grove 
and Marc Holcomb of Bethlehem. 

Floyd expressed thanks to everyone who brought food to the associa- 
tion for the people in Honduras who had suffered severely from a 
hurricane. Twenty-eight thousand pounds of food was collected. 

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Children's Choir Camp was held July 19-22. Ninety-three children 
were enrolled. The choir presented a concert on the last night of the 
camp. 

Thirty-nine churches have turned in their report for Vacation Bible 
School. From the churches reporting, 153 professions of faith have 
been made. 

The ministers group I meet with each week is presently working 
through the Life Series book, "Life in the Spirit." 

On Tuesday, August 24, at Unity Baptist Church, Gastonia, a confer- 
ence on "Renewing Our Faith" will be held. Raymond Johns will be 
speaking on "Who Christ Is." - 

Financial Development ' 

Bobby Faulkenberry reported that he has had the opportunity to work 
with three pastors and two churches concerning tax issues and financial 
matters relating to church operations. We have met with representatives 
of the NC Baptist State Convention regarding the procedures and process 
for establishment of endowments, wills and trusts. We are working also 
with Gaston Memorial Hospital concerning these areas. 
Bobby reported that he is working with the Finance and Stewardship 
Committees to conduct a study on gifts to the association. 

Special music was presented by the Chapel Grove Quartet. 

Executive Director 

Larry McElreath expressed his appreciation for the wonderful spirit 
that had been expressed tonight is this meeting. I am convinced that the 
Lord is going to do wonderful things in this association. 

Larry reported that he knows the Lord is going to do some wonder- 

j ful things because it seems that many of our churches are complaining. 

I We need to love each other unconditionly. There was a wonderful spirit 
at Mt. Zion Baptist Church last evening for the ordination service of 
Rev. Reuben Garcia, the Hispanic pastor. 

A wonderful spirit was at the Promise Keepers Conference this past 

jj week-end. We hope to have that kind of spirit next year at the Harvest 

\ Crusade with Greg Laurie. 

|! We have staff vacanies available. Some of the new ministries that 

Ij we are working with are the nursing fellowship, chaplaincy and the 

I women's job Corp. We can only do things through prayer. We, as a 

;j staff, ask that you pray for us. 

j The Ministers' Retreat will be October 25-28, 1999, at Caswell. All 

il ministers are invited to attend. 

ii 

j The closing prayer was led by Rev. Tom Hogan. 

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PROCEEDINGS FOR THE 

ANNUAL FALL SESSION 

OCTOBER 18-19, 1999 



A Missions Fair was held the first night of the meeting in the Family 
Life Center of WOODLAWN BAPTIST CHURCH, LOWELL. A 

delicious meal was served by the host church. 

1 . The Fall Annual Session of the Gaston Baptist Association 
was held at Woodlawn Baptist Church, North Main Street, Lowell, and 
Lucia Baptist Church, Lucia Riverbend Highway, Stanley. 

2. Mr. Jonathan Lowery, associational music director, led the 
congregation in praise choruses. 

3. Rev. Tom Hogan, moderator, called the meeting to order. 

4. Rev. Marc Francis, pastor of Woodlawn Baptist Church, gave 
the welcome and led in the devotion and prayer. 

5. Program: Rev. Mitchell Pruitt made a motion that the printed 
copy be adopted as the order of service for the fall session with one 
exception. That exception is to move the nominating committee report 
immediately following the Program/ Enrollment report. The motion 
was so carried. 

6. Enrollment: Mrs. Sandra Tate, associational clerk, made a 
motion that the messengers now registered and those who will register 
constitute the Annual Fall Session of the Gaston Baptist Association. 

7. Nominating Committee - Sandra Tate, chairperson, made a 
recommendation that Perry Holleman, First Baptist Church, 
Cherryville, be elected as Moderator of the Gaston Baptist Association 
and Larry Bostian, Unity Baptist Church, Gastonia, be elected as Vice 
Moderator. The motion was so carried. 

8. Moderator's Report - Rev. Tom Hogan gave the following 
report: 

Thank you for the opportunity of serving you in this capacity 
for the past two years. You have enriched my life greatly and I will 

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forever be in your debt for this privilege. Furthermore, I look forward 
to serving the Lord and you in other ways. 

Recently I read my retirement letter to my dear folks at 
Hickory Grove Baptist closing one chapter of ministry there, and 
beginning another ministry in our Gaston Baptist Association as 
interim pastor, if you so choose. Ultimately let me express my deepest 
expression to our director of missions, Larry McElreath; our church 
development director, Floyd Parker; and each member of our Gaston 
Baptist associational staff We are blest to have their leadership and I 
am grateful to be affiliated with such dedicated devoted servants of 
God 

Finally a word of encouragement: God grant us challenges 
beyond our human abilities so that we can discover His and depend on 
Him. Let it be now and always, hats off to the past, coats off to the 
future. Remember I love you and God bless you. " 

9. A video was presented showing many of the events that were 
held during the year. 

10. A video presentation was shown of the Harvest Crusade that 
was held in Hickory, North Carolina the first weekend in October. 

11. Certificates of Appreciation were presented to the chairpersons 
of the committees in the association and also to the leaders and offic- 
ers. 

12. New pastors and staff members were introduced. Ministers 
who have retired or have announced their retirement were introduced. 

13. Tom Hogan, chairman of the Charter and bylaws Committee, 
recommended the following amendments: 

Article LX, D,9 Present reading: ''The Stewardship Committee 

shall be composed of three members. At least one 
member shall be a lay person. " 
Proposed: ''The Stewardship Committee shall 
be composed of six members. At least two 
members shall be lay persons. 

Article DC, D, 11 Present reading: "The Christian Life and Public 
Affairs Committee shall be composed of three 
members. At least one member shall be a lay 
person. 

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Proposed: ''The Christian Life and Public Affairs 
Committee shall be composed of six members. At 
least one member shall be a lay person. 
Article II, B, 3 Amend by adding a last sentence reading: 

"In case of vacancy or need for replacement, the 
church shall report to the Association in writing 
those elected. " (This is the same language used 
for Executive Board member in Article VIII, A.) 
Article I. Name: Present reading: "The name of the body shall be 
the Gaston Baptist Association of North Carolina. " 
Proposed: "The name of the body shall be the 
Greater Gaston Baptist Association of North 
Carolina. 
The proceeding recommendations were read the first day of the meet- 
ing and will be voted on the second day of the meeting. 

14; Jonathan Lowery led the congregation in singing. 

15. The Hispanic Praise Band from the Life and Truth 
congregation presented the Praise and Worship. 

16. Executive Director: Larry McElreath reported that thousands 
of decisions were made for Christ at the Harvest Crusade in Hickory. 
During the participation of the New York and South Africa mission 
trips there were 100 decisions or more made. There has been an 
increase in Seminary Extension Classes. Fifteen thousand dollars was 
given for the flood victims in eastern North Carolina. 

There is great fellowship in the association. Money was given, 
thirty thousand dollars, for the lake project at Roberts Retreat. A 
church gave fifteen thousand dollars toward building a site manager's 
home at the retreat area. The jail and prison ministries are very active. 
Many souls are saved through these ministries. Our theme for this year 
is "Catching a Vision for the New Millennium." 

"Church is not something you attend, it is something that you 
do." We need to do outreach in our churches not in reach. We need to 
be doers of the word and not hearers only. Real discipleship results in 
evangelism. Real Bible Study results in evangelism. The bottom line 
to everything is evangelism. 

17. Miscellaneous Business: 

Dr. Terry Ledford spoke briefly to us concerning the Counsel- 
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ing Center that we have at the Baptist building. Appointments are 
made through the Woodridge office at 864-2887. They are available to 
help in many different areas of counseling. All is based on a Christian 
standpoint. If they can be of assistance to any of the pastors, who 
know of people's needs, please feel free to call them. 

18. Jonathan Lowery led the congregation in singing the chorus 
"God is so Good." 

1 9. Committee on Committees: Lynwood Lavinder reported that 
there is one position that needs to be filled on the Evangelism Commit- 
tee. Please get in contact with Larry McElreath or Perry Holleman if 
you have a desire to serve on this committee. 

20. Focus on Stewardship 

Treasurer's Report: Leon Collis gave this report It was 
received as information. 

Stewardship Report - Bobby Faulkenberry reported that the 
committee is actively working. The committee has been working with 
the Finance Committee and the Robert's Retreat Committee in evaluat- 
ing financial proposals for site development. The committee plans for 
next year are to work in conjunction with the Finance Committee and 
the Financial Consultant in providing opportunities for conferences and 
seminars on stewardship and financial planning. Please let the com- 
mittee know if they may assist you in any way. 

Budget Presentation - Warner Doles presented the 1999-2000 
proposed budget. There is an increase of 3.15% over last year's 
budget. He brought this budget as a motion from the Finance Commit- 
tee that we accept this for the 1 999-2000 associational year The 
motion was so carried. 



2 1 . Jonathan Lowery sang "Bring Back the Glory". 

22. Larry McElr 
Pep Rally for Jesus 



p!n p n T ^""^^'^^^^^ Executive Director, led the congregation in a 



23. Special music was presented by the choir of Woodlawn Baptist 
Church under the direction of Brent Ferguson, Minister of Music. 



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24. Rev. Mike Criswell, pastor of Oakland Baptist Church, intro- 
duced the speaker for the evening, Rev. Steve Mann, pastor of Bulwer 
Road Baptist Church in South Africa. 

25. Rev. Steve Mann brought a very challenging message. 

26. Rev. Ruben Garcia, pastor of Life and Truth Hispanic Mission, 
led in the closing prayer. 

27. The second day's session was held at Lucia Baptist Church, 
Lucia Riverbend Highway, Stanley, North Carolina. 

28. A delicious meal was served by the host church. 

29. Jonathan Lowery led the congregation in singing choruses. 

30. Rev. Tom Hogan, Moderator, called the meeting to order. 

3L Rev. Michael Davis, pastor of Lucia Baptist Church, extended 
a welcome and led in the devotion and opening prayer. 

32. Special music was presented by a quartet from Catawba 
Heights Baptist Church, "His Own." 

33. Rev. Bob Winecoff brought the following resolution: 
Inasmuch as Gatherings such as this and the one last evening can take 
place only because of the planning, work, and the pooling of talents 
and efforts by numerous people, and inasmuch as those of us who are 
messengers and visitors to the annual meeting of the Gaston Baptist 
Association have been the recipients of those labors and kindnesses 
freely exercised for the convenience, enlightenment, and mutual benefit 
of the Association; therefore, be it resolved that we express officially 
our thanks to those who have planned and labored before and during 
these two sessions, on behalf of the Gaston Baptist Association, 
thanks 

To the associational staff and associational officers and 
committees for their work in planning and expediting this event. 

To the musicians who have shared their talents as contribu- 
tions to the worship experience of the body. 

To the program personalities who have spoken, and will speak 

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tonight, for informing and challenging us. 

To the host pastors and congregations ofWoodlawn Baptist 
and Lucia Baptist Churches for opening to us their facilities with 
welcoming and gracious spirit, and for generously providing for all of 
us good and adequate food for our bodies. 

And finally, thanks to every church that sent messengers to the 
meetings, for without them there would have been no meeting for 
business, fellowship, or worship. 

34. Keithen Tucker, a representative from Wingate University, 
brought to the group some exciting things going on at the University. 
Several new buildings have been constructed. They have a new Fine 
Arts Center and a new Football Stadium. 

35. Jonathan Lowery led the congregation in singing. 

36. Evangelism Committee - Ed Jenkins reported that the 
"School of Evangelism and Church Growth" is scheduled for March 
26-27, 2000. We will have an associational wide rally on Sunday, 
March 26 and training for pastors, staff and others on Monday, March 
27. Our Senior Adult luncheon will still be held on Monday at noon. 
We are still in the discussion stage for the "Harvest Crusade" and have 
not yet committed. 

37. Missions Committee - Andy Broughton reported that 90 
people participate in the mission trip to Greater Rochester Baptist 
Association. These people represented 10 churches. The trip consisted 
of Vacation Bible School clinics, concerts, backyard Bible clubs, 
evangelism, construction, youth rally, and other projects. There were 
43 professions of faith. Mike Criswell coordinated a trip to South 
Africa. There were 5 people representing this Association on the trip. 
Next year's associational mission trip will be partnering with South 
Central Pennsylvania Association. Tim McClure is the Director of 
Missions for that association. He needs workers before next summer 
to do small construction projects in the basement of the associational 
building to get it ready for the mission teams. He needs carpentry and 
plumbing work done. 

38. Executive Committee - Wayne Key brought as a recommen- 
dation from the committee that the association not repay itself for the 
Laurelwood property that was purchased several years ago because this 

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land was purchased to do mission work with. The motion was so 
approved. 

The Executive Committee recommends that the $6,000 we've 
already paid back to ourselves be used toward promotional material for 
the GBA to inform churches of what we do. This motion was made 
and so carried. 

The Executive committee recommends that Serenity Baptist 
Church come under watchcare of the GBA. This motion was so 
approved. 

The Executive Committee recommends that New Testament 
Full Gospel and Rehobeth Baptist Churches continue to remain under 
watchcare. 

The Executive Committee recommends that True Faith Baptist 
Church be removed from watchcare status and be considered a full 
member of the Association. This motion was so carried. 

The following five items were recommended by the Executive 
Committee and approved by the association in annual fall session. 
They are as follows: 

A. The Executive Committee approved a proposal from 
the Finance and Stewardship Committees to establish a CONTIN- 
GENCY RESERVE through the RECLASSIFICATION of Certificate 
of Deposit Number 1 (totaling $34,780.82) and Number 2 (totaling 
$23,406.12). This reclassification would be in the amount of 
$58,186.94 (as of 8/31/99) and this amount has been categorized into a 
"contingency budgef to identify how this fund would be used if 
required. This amount represents 2 months of operating expense. 

B. The Executive Committee approved a proposal 
from the Finance and Stewardship Committees to establish a "Capital 
Improvement Budgef in the amount of $5,927.48 (as of 8/31/99) by 
cashing in Certificate of Deposit Number 3 (totaling $15,927,48). 
These funds would be used for upgrade and improvement of our 
facilities. (Note: The Properties Committee previously identified a 
need for $10,000.00. This recommendation would provide approxi- 
mately one half of the request this year and the balance needed would 
be evaluated in next year's budget process). The remaining $10,000 
from the Certificate of Deposit is discussed in the next item. 

C. The Executive Committee approved the following 
proposal from the Finance and Stewardship Committees: that "Seed 
Money" in the amount of $10,000.00 be established through the 
"cashing in" of Certificate of Deposit Number 3 (totaling $15,927.48). 
This "seed money" would be applied to a "matching gift" proposal we 

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have received for the construction of the Site Managers house at 
Robert's Retreat. A total of $40,000 (materials only) has been identi- 
fied as the total cost of the house. 

D. The Executive Committee approved a proposal that 
the Roberts Retreat Committee be allowed to work with the Finance 
and Stewardship Committees in a "Capital Fund Raising" campaign in 
the amount of $10,000.00. This fund would be applied to the matching 
gifts of $20,000.00 and the GBA "Seed" money of $10,000,00 to 
provide a total of $40,000.00 for material cost for a house for the Site 
Manager. It was agreed that the work could begin prior to the final 
raising of the $10,000.00. 

E. The Executive Committee approved a proposal from 
the Roberts Retreat Committee that after six (6) attempts to get a bid to 
correct the environmental problem at Robert's Retreat they be allowed 
to go forward and complete the work with one (1) bid. The Associa- 
tion is subject to a $500 per day fine if the work is not completed in a 
timely manner. An extension from the State has been requested; 
however, we have not received confirmation of an extension as yet. 

39. Miscellaneous Business: 

The Articles that were read from the Charter and bylaws 
committee were voted on at this time. They are listed in the previous 
i day's minutes. All four Articles were approved for the proposed 
! readings. 

I 

[I 40. Tom Hogan appointed the Committee on Committees for the 
I upcoming year. They are as follows: Chairman, Paul Rhyne, Crowders 
:j Mountain Baptist Church; Harrill Helton, First, Mt. Holly; Sara Wil- 
li son, Tuckaseege; Selina Pate, East Belmont; Nell Patton, Dallas 
i Baptist; Keith Love, Second, Cherryville; Gail Ford, Mt. Zion; and 
Carroll Brackett, Sunnyside. 

41. The Worship and Praise Music was presented by the Lucia 
j Praise Band. 

42. Larry McElreath introduced the associational staff 

43. Associational Reports: 

Church Development - Floyd Parker gave his report. It is 
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Baptist Social Ministry - Lisa Adams gave this report. It is 
printed elsewhere in the minutes. She shared some of the cases that 
she had been working with this year. 

Student Ministries - Jason Blanton was introduced as the new 
Impact Ministry Coordinator. He is just now getting started in the 
planning stages of doing some new things at Gaston College. He is 
continuing the Bible Study with the student. Please pray for this 
ministry. 

Recreation - Gene Alexander reported that 30 teams partici- 
pated in basketball. The games were played at Chapel Grove, Victory, 
Woodlawn, and First Baptist, Gastonia. Gene expressed appreciation 
to these churches for letting the association use their facilities. In 
Softball, there were 56 teams. We were involved in the State Track 
Meet in May and the Camparama in July. Volleyball is in season now 
and will end in December. There are 20 teams involved in playing. 

44. Jonathan Lowery led the congregation in the singing of some 
hymns. 

45. A drama was presented by Shiny Day Ministries from 
Centerview Baptist Church. 

46. A musical group from Catawba Heights Baptist Church in 
Belmont, "His Own", presented the special music for the evening. 

47. The Annual Sermon was preached by Rev. James Lowery, 
pastor of Chapel Grove Baptist Church, Gastonia. 

48. The benediction was led by Rev. Keith Martin, pastor of 
Rehobeth Baptist Church, Gastonia. 

49. This concluded the Fall Session of the Greater Gaston Baptist 
Association. 



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MOTTO 

"Epaphras, who is one you, a Servant of Christ, salutethyou 
always laboring fervently with you in prayer, that ye may stand 
perfect and complete in all the will of God. " Col 4:12 



ASSOCIATTO NAL PERSONNFT 

Larry McElreath „ Executive Director 

Floyd Parker Church Development Director 

Bobby Faulkenberry Financial Development Consultant 

Lisa Adams Baptist Social Ministers Director 

Sherry Davis Administsrative Assistant 

Jason Blanton Student Ministries Director 

Gene Alexander Recreation Director 

Sandra Tate Staff Secretary/Associational Clerk 

Joyce Vanover Financial & Staff Secretary 

Beverley Smith Media Director/Staff Secretary 

Allen &Pam Bingham Maintenance 

^ ATu •;:-uu '- Maintenance 

Ken & Libby Grubbs Site Mangers/ Roberts Retreat Area 



CHURCH AN NIVERSARTFS - 1000 

New Beginning j^^ 

I Grace, Mt. Holly 20th 

i Chapel ZZZZZZZZ'Zr' 20^ 

I Taylor Memorial 25*^ 

I New Heights ZZZZZZZZ 25* 

i Cedar Grove 25th 

I New Hope ZZZZZZ 45th 

I Faith ZZZZ' 45- 

I Holland Memorial '" ^q^h 

I Rankin Lake ^^.^ 

Gateway ZZZZZZ, 55th 

Second, Cherryville ^^th 

victcy :::::::::::::::::::::: 6?- 

I Love Memorial " ^^^h 

Calvary ZZZZZZZZZZZ. 80* 

First, Cramerton oQth 

Loray ZZZZZ. 05th 

First, Mt. Holly ZZZZ. 110* 

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REPORT OF NOMINATING COMMITTEE 

DIRECTORY OF OFFICERS/INSTITUTIONAL 
REPRESENTATIVES FOR 1999 - 2000 

Moderator 

Perry Holleman (435-3796)-First Baptist, Cherryville- 301 E. First St. 
Cherryville 28021 

Vice-Moderator 

Larry Bostian (865-7601) -Unity Baptist, Gastonia- 482 N. Myrtle 
School Rd., Gastonia 28052 

Clerk 

Sandra Tate (867-7257) -Ranlo Baptist- 1607 Rankin Lake Road, 
Gastonia 28052 

Treasurer 

Leon Collis (864-6034) - Chapel Grove Baptist - 1 10 Horton Rd., 
Gastonia 28052 

Brotherhood 



Correctional Institution Director 

Alan Carpenter -Flint Groves Baptist- 1722 N. New Hope Rd., 
Gastonia 28054 

Discipleship Training Director 

Tommy Armour (922-3763) -Hardin Baptist- P.O. Box 591, 
Dallas 28034 

Family Ministries Director 



Historian 

Ann Bryant (827-4456) -Tuckaseege Baptist - 51 1 Tuckaseege Rd., 
Mt. Holly 28120 



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Media Library Ministry Director 



Music Director 

Roger Ward (825-3758) -First Baptist, Belmont- 23 N. Central Ave., 
Belmont 28012 

Organist 

Tracy Kerley (825-95 1 6) -South Point Baptist- 1 24 Horsley Ave. 
Belmont 28012 

Pianist 

Sandy Grant (867-8800) -Parkwood Baptist- 1729 East Garrison Blvd., 
Gastonia 28054 

Prayer Coordinator 

Mitzi Bess (825-1071) -First Baptist, Belmont- 5023 Pinekney Dr., 
Belmont 28012 

Seminary Extension Director 

Tommy Armour (922-3763) -Hardin Baptist- P.O. Box 591, 
Dallas 28034 

Senior Adult Director 

Ed Jenkins (922-5173)- 185 Winchester Acres, Dallas 28034 / 

Singles Ministry Director 



Sunday School Director 

Gary Ballard (827-2498) -Lucia Baptist- 14104 Lucia Riverbend Hwy., 
Stanley 28164 

Vacation Bible School Director 

Kevin & Beverly Smith (735-5652>-First Baptist, High Shoals- 
P.O. Box 37, High Shoals 28077 

WMU 

Tammy Hovis (922-5019) -Hardin Baptist- 1224 Pecan Springs Ct., 
Dallas 28034 



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Youth Co-Coordinator 

Kevin White (824-426 1 ) -Woodlawn Baptist- 1 101 N. Main St., 

Lowell 28098 
Dale Wimer (435-9605) -Shady Grove Baptist- 3240 Tryon Courthouse 

Rd,Cherryville 28021 

Retirement Homes 

Lee Gregory (629-6229) -Mt. Beulah Baptist- 128 Concord Church 
Road, Bessemer City 28016 , ^ 

Annuity Board Representative 

Raymond White (861-6034) - East Belmont Baptist - 1812 Westbrook 
Circle, Gastonia 28052 

Baptist Foundation 

Richard Laws (861-0575) -First Baptist, Gastonia- 418 South Street, 
Gastonia 28052 

Baptist Hospital 

Elvin Jones (825-5404) -East Belmont Baptist- 23 1 Lakeview Dr. 
Belmont 28012 

Children's Homes 

William Brown (853-8015) -First Baptist, Gastonia- 1705 Montclair 
Ave. Cast. 28054 

Christian Education 

Barry Hambright (867-2953) -East Baptist, Gastonia- 1621 Dixon Road, 
Gastonia 28054 



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1999-2000 REPORT OF 
COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES 

1. Executive Committee 

2002 Selina Pate, 501 Catawba Street, Belmont, 28012 (825-5780) 
East Belmont 

Dot Allred, 3 12 N. Main Street, Belmont, 28012 (825-8796) 
Flint Groves 

Paul Rhyne, 125 Mayberry Lane, Kings Mtn., 28086 

(739-0310) Crowders Mtn. 

2001 Dennis Pruitt, 700 Robinson Road, Gastonia, 28056 

(866-7572) Brookleigh 

Jack Postell, 2027 Sparrow Springs Rd, Gast., 28056 

(866-0564) Chapel Grove 

Joyce Peeler, 1284 Peeler Rd, Vale, 28168 (276-2905) 

'. 2"^ Cherryville 

2000 Roy Barbee, P.O. Box 534, Dallas, 28034 (922-3426) 

Community 

Chester Waters, Chrm., 3818 Old York Rd, Gast., 28054 

(867-0091) ...Ridge 

Walt Griggs, 681 Dallas-Stanley Hwy., Dallas, 28034 

(922-7964) Midway 

2. Finance Committee 

2002 Alfred Miller, 409 Old Mt. Holly Rd., Stanley, 28 1 64 

(263-4783) First, Stanley 

Glenn Adams, P.O. Box 7, Bessemer City, 280 1 6 (629-22 1 1 ) 

First, Bessemer City 

Herman Eaker, 136 Homeplace Dr., Mt. Holly, 28120 

(827-9009) Hickory Grove 

2001 Dennis Bean, 339 Anthony Grove Rd., Crouse, 28033 

(867-8474) Anthony Grove 

Carroll Brackett, 1 63 1 Tryon Courthouse Rd., Bess. City, 

28016 (629-3840) Sunnyside 

Terry Lancaster, 104 Walnut Ave. Mt. Holly, 28120 

(827-2666) First, Mt. Holly 

2000 Warner Doles, Chrm., P.O. Box 775, Lowell, 28098 

(824-4520) Fraley 

John Williamson, 232 Dallas-Spencer Mtn. Rd., Gast., 28056 

(922-9234) Fellowship 

Joanne Perkins, 105 N. Carpenter St., Gastonia, 28054 
(865-6141) Centerview 

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3. Nominating Committee 

2002 Dennis Bean, 339 Anthony Grove Rd., Grouse, 28033 

(867-8474) Anthony Grove 

Robert Redding, 3240 Tryon Courthouse Rd, Chyv. 2802 1 
(435-9605) Shady Grove 

Tom Hogan, Chrm., 3717 Hickory Grove Rd., Cast, 28056 
(827-3939) Hickory Grove 

200 1 Abby Robinson, 1 900 Taylor Drive, Gastonia, 28052 

(864-1694) Unity, Gastonia 

Wendy Haithcock West Cramerton 

Louise Davis, 430 S. Pine St., Dallas, 28034 (922-3464) 

Long Creek 

2000 Sandra Tate, 1607 Rankin Lake Rd., Cast, 28052 (867-7257) 

Ranlo 

Rick McElhaney, 1 128 N. Ransom St., Cast., 28052 

(866-9665) Christ Community 

Fred High, 3255 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy., Bess. City, 28016 

(629-5432) Walnut Grove 

4. Missions Committee 

2002 George Perkins, 105 N. Carpenter St., Cast. 28054 (865-6141) 

Centerview^ 

Mike Criswell, P.O. Box 537, Lowell, 28098 (922-9964) 

Oakland 

2001 John Bridges, 4525 Tekoa Dr., Cast., 28052 (867-1932) 

Loray 

Andy Broughton, 1 807 W. Davidson Ave. Cast., 28052 

(865-5823) Fairview 

2000 Stephen McCranie, 450 S. Myrtle School Rd., Gast., 28052 

(867-6018) W. Franklin 

Tom Witherspoon, Chrm., 2891 Long Cir., Iron Station, 28080 
(735-6624) Fellowship 



5. Stewardship Committee 

2002 Jack Barbee, 4905 Sparrow Dairy Rd., Gast., 28056 

(864-4849) Sandy Plains 

200 1 Bill Hoffman, 43 1 5 Beaty Rd, Gastonia, 28056 (866-8892) 

New Heights 

2000 Gerry Davis, 228 King George Lane, Gast., 28056 (824-1404) 

Friendship 

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6. Evangelism Committee 

2002 Stephen Jones, 701 Littlejohn St., Gast., 28052 (865-0420) 

Temple 

200 1 Raymond Johns, 2 1 Lake Hill Court, Belmont, 280 1 2 

(825-0745) Catawba Heights 

Jeff Glenn, 2023 Garland Ave, Gast, 28052 (853-8156) 

Macedonia 

2000 Robert Baker, 23 N. Central Ave, Belmont, 28012 (825-3758) 

First, Belmont 

Dickie Spargo, Chrm, 539 N. New Hope Rd, Gast, 28054 
(864-0406) Bethlehem 

7. Christian Life and Public Affairs Committee 

2002 Mary Carpenter, 946 Ramseur Rd, Bessemer City, 280 1 6 

(735-4015) Chestnut Ridge 

200 1 Larry Bostian, Chrm, 482 N. Myrtle School Rd, Gast, 28052 

(865-7601) Unity, Gast. 

2000 Karen Lands, 1 82 1 Windyrush Lane, Gast., 28054 (86 1 -9 1 1 60 

Parkwood 

8. Resolutions Committee 

2002 Lee Gregory, 1 28 Concord Church Rd., Bess. City, 28016 

(629-6229) Mt. Beulah 

2001 Miriam Jones, Chrm., 23 1 Lakeview Dr., Belmont, 28012 

(825-5404) East Belmont 

2000 Sidney Oxendine, 2007 Lee St., Gastonia, 28054 (86 1-9340) 

New Beginning 

9. Annual Meeting Program Committee 

2002 Tina Hurdt, 2228 Hudson Poultry Rd, Iron Station, 28080 

(735-7080) Lucia 

G.W. Home, P.O. Box 235, Alexis, 28006 (263-9706) .. Alexis 

2001 Dean Brock, Chrm., 1 14 Windermere Rd., Mt. Holly, 28120 

(822-6833) New Life 

Doug Bryant, 5 1 1 Tuckaseege Rd., Mt. Holly, 28 1 20 

(827-4456) Tuckaseege 

2000 Eleanor Craig, P.O. Box 296, Stanley, 28164 (263-2244) 

First, Stanley 



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10. Associational Properties Committee 

2002 Reavis Fox, Chrm., 403 Dallas-Stanley Hwy., Dallas, 28034 

(865-9743)... Hillview 

Paul Treadway, Temple 

2001 Joel Rogers, 121 Holland Mem. Ch. Rd., Bess. City, 28016 

(629-2917) ....Holland Memorial 

Larry Hovis, 302 Oakwood Dr., Mt. Holly, 28120 (827-5517) 

First, Stanley 

2000 Coy Postell, 2963 Rufus Ratchford Rd., Gast., 28056 

(865-5601) Friendship 

Steve Dobbins, 1351 Hardin Rd, Dallas, 28034 (922-0634) 

Hardin 



11. Charter and By-Laws Committee 

2002 Ronnie Hinson, Chrm., P.O. Box 1237, Bess. City, 28016 

(867-1063) Sunset Lane , 

Bob Winecoff, 300 S. Main St., Mt. Holly, 28120 (827-2481) ! 
First, Mt. Holly j 

200 1 Charles Ledford, 2 1 Long Creek Ch. Rd., Dallas, 28034 

(922-0136) Long Creek ] 

Rex Adkins, 1101 Lynhaven Drive, Gast, 28054 (864-2871) ] 
Victory | 

2000 Horace Cline, 1230 N. New Hope Rd. Gast. 28054 (865-2092) \ 

Flint Groves 

Tom Hari^ison, 3549 Gardner Park Dr, Gast, 28054 (868-9923) 
Lighthouse 

I 

12. Retreat Committee | 

2002 Wayne Key, P.O. Box 579, Cherryville, 28021 (435-9636) : 

Mt. Zion i 

Coy iBridges, 140 Cox Lake Rd., Stanley, 281 64 (827-5285) \ 

Lucia 

Donald Lavery , 1 402 Cherryville Hwy, Cherryville, 2802 1 

(435-9348) Mt. Zion 

2001 Hazel Boyd, Chrm., 130 River Creek Lane, Gast. 28052 

(861-9024) Gaston , 

Lewis Hartzog, 109 Ingel Mtn. Rd., Dallas, 28034 (922-0032) | 

Dallas ; 

Kayhill Fraiey, rn'rHartford Drive, Gast., 28052 (865-5005) 
First, Gastonia 

2000 Bob Moore, 4512 Linwood Rd., Gast., 28052 (867-7775) 

Chapel Grove 



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Coy Postell, 2963 Rufus Ratchford Rd., Gast., 28056 

(865-5601) Friendship 

Hal Helton, 171 Maplewood Lane, Alexis, 28006 (263-1750) 
Alexis 

13. Crisis Fund Committee 

Bob Wright, 3320 Dallas-Chryvlle Hwy., Bess. City, 28016 

(922-3826) First, Bess. City 

Junior Morris, 115 White Pine Dr, Dallas, 28034 (922-7347) 

Plainview 

Kerry Clippard, 141 Charlotte St., Alexis, 28006 (263-2073) 

Alexis 

L. W. Alford, Rt. 1 Box 1 06A, Belmont, 280 1 2 (825-9729) 

Parkwood 

Leon Collis, Chrm., 110 Horton Rd., Gast. 28054 (864-6034) 

Chapel Grove 

Charles Meares, 31 1 Hoke Drive, Dallas, 28034 (922-7484) 

Rankin Lake 

14. Church-Pastor Relations Committee 

Frank Koger, 1 808 Armstrong Park Rd., Gast., 28054 

(864-8636) First, Gastonia 

Raymond White, 501 E. Catawba St., Belmont, 28012 

(825-5780) East Belmont 

Fred West, 539 Downey Place, Gastonia, 28054 (865- 1 625) 

First, Gastonia 

M.O. Owens, 1961 Cottage Court, Gast., 28054 (864-6627) 

Parkwood 

John Bowden, 1666 Westbrook Circle, Gast., 28052 

(867-4479) Loray 

Richard Laws, Chrm., 1 005 Maple Ave. Gast., 28052 

(861-0575) First Gastonia 

15. Police Chaplaincy Committee 

Ed Richardson, Chrm., P.O. Box 1 747, Gast., 28053 

(834-2888) First, Gastonia 

Jack Postell, 2027 Sparrow Springs Dr., Gast., 28056 

(866-0564) Chapel Grove 

Mike Criswell, P.O. Box 537, Lowell, 28098 (922-9964) 

Oakland Memorial 

Bill Miller, 109 Taylor Rd., Stanley, 28164 (263-9033) 

Ranlo 

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Hi ghlighted Activities for 
T.arrv McElreath. GGBA Executive Director 

(November 1998 - October 1999) 

1 Served on Executive Team for Western N.C. Harvest Crusade 

2. Serving on Human Relations Ministers Task Force for Gaston 

County. 

3 . Spoke to Gaston County Praying Women' s Group. 
4 Participated in 2 John Maxwell Conferences. 

5. Participated in South Africa Partnership Missions Meetings. 

6. Spoke at Celebrate Jesus 2000 Prayer Conference. 
7 Attended Associational Singles Christmas Banquet. 

8. Serving on National Sub-Committee for "Celebrate Jesus 2000." 

9. Participated in Minister/Spouse Christmas Banquet. 

10. Continuing to explore possibilities for new language mission 
work in our association. 

1 1 Have met with and trained 1 8 Pastor and Staff search committees 

12. Have continued to work with Properties Committee and numerous 
volunteers in renovation of 

Associational Office and Resource Center. 

13. Have met with numerous associational leaders, councils and 
committees. . . 

14 Continuing to study trends and needs in the association. 

15. Continuing to work with Roberts Retreat Committee & numerous 
volunteers in improvements at the retreat area. 

16. Have attended numerous ministers' prayer breakfasts. 

17. Have preached 55 times. 

18. Continued weekly staff meetings with associational staff. 

1 9. Preached and led in 3 revivals. 

20. Spoke to 4 senior adult groups. , 

21. Spoke to 5 children's groups. . • , ^^ 

22. Met individually on numerous occasions with associational statt 
members. 

23. Attended 1 church secretaries' luncheon. 

24. Have met with numerous representatives from the Baptist State 
Convention, North American Mission Board, and International 
Mission Board. 

25. Spoke at 3 youth evangelism events. 

26. Spoke at 2 Christian school events. 

27. Led 6 church Incorporation Meetings. 

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28. Worked with Annual Meeting Program committee and the 
associational staff in planning and coordinating our fall and 
spring Annual Meetings. 

29. Met with Auditor concerning Annual Association Audit. 

30. Led in Regional "Building Relationships" Breakfasts for pastors 
and church staff. 

3 1 . Led 8 Witness-training events. 

32. Helped plan and organize Associational Youth Ministry Lab. 

33. Spoke to 4 Baptist Men's groups. 

34. Met with State Task Force on starting new African- American 
churches. 

35. Participated in the Baptist State Convention in Winston-Salem. 

36. Attended 7 associational training sessions throughout the state. 

37. Have interviewed numerous pastors and church staff members. 

38. Have led in associational bivocational ministers' meetings. 

39. Have sung 10 times in local churches. 

40. Spoke to 7 deacons' groups. 

4L Met with Gaston Baptist Association churches that are receiving 
Church Growth Assistance Funds. 

42. Helped in getting the counseling center up and running 
November 1, 1998. 

43. Continuing to work with 3 new churches that are interested in 
joining our association. 

44. Participated in National Conference for SBC Camp Managers. 

45. Continued to develop strategy for working with specific churches 
where there are no reported baptisms, no giving, no participation, 
etc. 

46. Have worked with numerous churches in conflict management 
and resolution. 

47. Visited in numerous churches. 

48. Led in 4 Youth Dating Seminars. 

49. Participated in 5 Associational Missions Training Events. 

50. Attended numerous Associational Recreation events. 

5 1 . Participated in 3 minister ordination services/examinations. 

52. Participated in Associational Staff/General Board Staff Retreat at 
Caraway. 

53. Led 6 Church Growth Seminars. 

54. Interviewed numerous candidates for vacant staff positions. 

55. Planned/Organized Annual Association Staff Retreat. 

56. Participated in a number of Motor Racing Outreach Events. 

57. Participated in Baptist Men's Convention in Greensboro. 

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58. Helped organize Associational School of Evangelism and Church 
Growth. 

59. Attended 5 Funerals. 

60. Worked with Associational Sports Evangelism Clinics. 

61. Actively involved with "Celebrate JESUS 2000" - Steering 
Committee. 

62. Working with numerous Associational Specialized Training 
opportunities. 

63. Serving on Gaston County Welfare Reform Committee. 

64. Participated in State Evangelism Conference in Winston-Salem. 

65. Worked with Dot Allred in planning and carrying out Association 
World Missions Celebration. 

66. Planned & organized Associational Concerts with "Jeremiah 
People," "The- Young Continentals," and "Witness." 

67. Attended 1 Evangelism Conference, Hickory Grove Baptist 
Church, Charlotte. 

68. Spoke at 3 Pastor Installation Services. 

69. Attended numerous conferences offered through the convention. 

70. Member of CENTS Corp. Advisory Board (offering assistance to 
displaced ministers.) 

71 . Trained in Revisioning process for churches. 

72. Serving on Vietnamese Mission Committee. 

73. Participated in National Prayer Conference, March 19-20. 

74. Spoke at 1 Church Dedication Service. 

75. Explored possibilities for an associational web site 

76. Led 3 Commitment Counselor Sessions. 

77. Represented Association at Community Fair held at Eastridge 
Mall. 

78. Participated in State Key Leadership Conference at Ridgecrest. 

79. Participated in our WMU Annual Meeting. 

80. Planned, participated in Ministers/Spouse Spring Picnic. 

8L Serving on "Gaston Together" Ministers Advisory Committee 

82. Attended Southern Baptist Convention in Atlanta. 

83. Participated in "On Mission" Week at Ridgecrest. 

84. Participated in State Associational Staff Retreat. 

85. Participated in National Conference for Church Leadership. 

86. Participated in Promise Keepers Conference, Charlotte. 

87. Participated in Church Grovv1:h Conference for Small Churches. 

88. Participated in and organized the Retired Minister/Spouse 
Retreat. 

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Current Opportunities & Challen^ Px 

* Building Healthy, Strong and Growing Churches 

* Continued Development of Robert's Retreat 

* Piedmont North Carolina Harvest Crusade 

* Funding and Pastoral Support for our Mission Congregations 

* Associational Mission Trips to Pennsylvania 

* New Student Ministries opportunities 

* Annual Church Profiles 

* Associational Sports Evangelism Clinics 

* Numerous Specialized Training Opportunities 

* Expanded Ministry with area chaplains and nurses. 

* Stewardship Education and Promotion 

* Long Range Planning 

* New Funding Resources 

* Church Growth Assistance/Revisioning 

* Restructuring of the Association 

* Associational mission trips to South Africa 

* Further Development of Associational Christian Counseling Center 
On-gomg Evangelism Emphasis 

* New Churches/Missions 

* Multihousing Ministries 

* "Celebrate Jesus 2000" 

* African-American Church Relations 

* Land Acquisition 

* 15 Churches without Pastors 

* Associational Development 

* Mission / Ministry opportunities 

* Assistance to Mission Churches and Churches under Watch-Care 

* Fmancial Development 

* New Association Web Site- Further Development 

* New Minister/Staff Orientation Sessions 

* Possible "CENTS" Field office in Gastonia 

* Christian Women's Job Corp 

* Regional "Building Relationships" Meetings 

* 2000 Associational School of Evangelism and Church Growth 



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CHURCH DEVELOPMENT REPORT 

November 1998 - October 1999 

Floyd A. Parker, Director 

Listed below are the general areas of ministry I work with, the name 
of the person (if applicable) who gives leadership to that area and 
brief sketches of what took place during the church year. 

1. Bible Study Ministry - Gary Ballard 

In November of 1998 we conducted a High Attendance Week in 
the churches of our association. Over 14,000 people attended various 
Bible studies in churches, homes, and other off campus locations 
during the week of 9-15. 

Gary Ballard, our Bible Study Ministry Director, and the BSM 
team, are ready to help your churches' leaders as requested and 
schedules can be worked out. 

Spring Training was conducted in March of 1 999 for age-group 
Bible study ministry workers. 

In August of 1999 our Bible study ministry sponsored a "Renew- 
ing Our Faith" for ministry in the 21'* Century training event. An 
estimated 400 church leaders were in attendance. 

2. Vacation Bible School - Kevin and Beverly Smith 

An Early Bird preview of the 1999 VBS Materials was offered 
February 2. The VBS team attended age-group training sessions on 
March 13. Two clinics were conducted: March 29*'' at Grace Baptist, 
Gastonia, and April 20'*" at So. Marietta St. Baptist. The final report 
can be found under the Vacation Bible School report. 

3. Brotherhood - no director this year 

A men's ministry. Challenger and RA workers training event 
took place September 20, 1999. Approximately 60 men and one lady 
attended this event. 

On March 20'*' a RA Racer Day was held at Woodlawn Baptist. 
Cindy Homeman and others of Woodlawn Baptist did an excellent 
job of organizing and conducting this event. Approximately 40 boys 
and 60 adults attended this event. Besides racing, there was a mis- 
sions project contest, most unique car contest, and also a time for the 
adults to race cars they had made. 

Our RA CampaRAama was rained out and then rescheduled for 

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July 30 . Steve Clippard (our Royal Ambassador Director) and Gene 
Alexander (our recreation director) did their usual great jobs. 

4. Children's Bible Drill - Ruth Hipp 

The Children's Bible Drill was conducted at Alexis Baptist on 
March 27. A training/planning session for our 1999/2000 leaders was 
held September 28. 

5. Music Ministry - Jonathan Lowery 

A combined choir with members from Chapel Grove, Alexis, 
Lucia and Catawba Heights Baptist Churches performed at our 
evangelism conference at Catawba Heights Baptist. An adult choir 
festival was conducted at Alexis Baptist on March 1 8. 

July 1 9-22 was the date of our Children's Choir Camp held at 
First Baptist, Belmont. Roger Ward assumed leadership for this 
event. A musical was presented on July 22. Ninety-three children 
were enrolled to make this our largest camp ever. 

6. Minister's of Education/Associate Pastor's Fellowship - 
Floyd Parker, leader 

Initial meeting was January 28. This group is meeting on a 
quarterly basis. 

7. Church Planting - Larry McElreath, Floyd A. Parker, and 
Pam Mungo (Baptist State Convention) 

Discussion has taken place concerning the need for new church 
starts within the general Greater Gaston Baptist Association area 
We have not kept pace with church members in relationship to 
population growth. Three new church starts in 2000 are tentatively in 
the discussion stage. Potential church planters and potential locations 
are being looked for. 

8. Impact - Sherry Amason, Student Ministries Director 

Sherry served us well for two years. She graduated from 
Gardner-Webb's Divinity School and is now looking for full-time 
employment. Jason Blanton is our new director. 

9. Summer Missionaries - Sherry Amason and Deandra Morgan 

They helped with 8 Vacation Bible School's and 3 one-day 
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10. Korean Mission - Jong Moon Son, pastor 

Met with the pastor every Saturday. Teach the English Bible 
study class each week. Meet monthly with the New Hope Baptist 
Korean Mission Committee. 

Participation in other activities: 

1 . Attended the Southern Baptist Convention in Atlanta. The 
Korean Baptist Convention was conducted in Atlanta during the same 
days. I attended the Korean Convention at night. 

2. Attended Discipleship Training week at Ridgecrest. 

3. Attended the American Association of Christian Counselors in 
Nashville, TN. 

4. Preached in several churches. 

5. Led prayer meeting in several churches. 

6. Shared in a devotional time with one of our churches staff 
retreats. 

7. Meet with youth ministers monthly. Two excellent youth 
worship events took place. One at Shady Grove Baptist and one at 
Bethlehem Baptist. Kevin White and Dale Wimer are the leaders of 
this group. 

8. Meet with prayer ministry coordinators bi-monthly. 

9. Meet with the evangelism committee monthly. 

10. Meet with a minister's study/encouragement group each 
Wednesday morning. 

1 1 . Helped organize the collection of food for the hurricane victims 
in Honduras. Fourteen tons of food was collected and forwarded to 
Raleigh, NC, for shipment to Honduras. 

12. Helped organized the collection of food for the "Floyd" victims 
in North Carolina. 

13. Helped organize two golf and tennis tournaments for our 
minister's. 

14. Met with a church's long-range planning committee. 

15. Consulted with many church leaders in various ministries. 

16. Worked with David Mauldin, pastor at Friendly Baptist on a 
conferences for churches with less than 100 enrolled in Bible study. 

17. Meet monthly with our bi-vocational ministers. 

18. Working on a ninety-day emphasis to help churches in a pla- 
teaued or declining mode to move toward becoming a growing 
disciple-making church. 

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BAPTIST SOC IAL MTNTSTRTFS^ 

Submitted by Lisa Adams, 

Director of Church & Community Ministries 

Assisted the following families from October 1998 through 
September 1999: 

Food: 1474 

Wood: 22 

Clothes: IO99 

School Supplies: 212 

Utilities: 337 

Dental: H 

Medication: 61 

Christmas 237 

Rent: 97 

Total: 3^4^ 

Other ongoing ministries or programs that Baptist Social Ministries is 
mvolved m: 

* Employment & Housing: working through Enter-Agency Resource 
Project to provide employment assistance and/or permanent housing 

* Helpmg Agency Council ^* 

* Parish Nurse Program: working with a country-wide project group 
along with Gaston Memorial Hospital and Gaston Healthcare Com- 
mission to establish a program to better serve the health and spiritual 
needs of the community. A parish nurse is a registered nurse who 
responds to the health and wellness needs of people within the church 
and community. 

* Gaston Association of Volunteer Administrators 

* From Shelter to Security: assist homeless families with children 
move from temporary shelter to stability and assist transient families 
with children relocate when employment is determined. 

* Dress for Success: one-on-one home visits with women entering 
the work force after years of welfare assistance. We provide help 
with clothing, appearance, etc. for positive self image for job inter- 
Thank you for your continued support and prayers. 

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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORT 

November 1998 - October 1999 

Wayne Key, Chairman 

1 . The Personnel Committee was elected for the '98-' 99 year. It is 
as follows: Roy Barbee, Tommy Armour, and James Lowery as 
chairman. 

2. Executive Committee elected John Ash worth to be Vice-Chair- 
man . 

3. The committee approved retirement benefits for all hourly 
employees who work over 20 hours/week. Ten percent of the 
employee's salary will be put into a retirement account. 

4. A new vacation policy for part-time employees was approved. 
The new policy will read as follows: Part-time employees are 
granted one week of paid vacation/sick leave in first year of 
employment. Thereafter, one week of paid vacation/sick leave 
and two weeks of unpaid vacation/sick leave are allowed. After 
5 years of employment the employee will be granted two weeks 
of paid vacation/sick leave and one week of unpaid vacation/sick 
leave. After 10 years of continuous employment, the employee 
will be given 3 weeks of paid vacation/sick leave. No vacation/ 
sick leave days can be carried over into subsequent years. The 
Association provides the following paid holidays for full-time 
employees: four days at Christmas, Good Friday, Memorial Day, 
July 4, Labor Day, Thursday and Friday of Thanksgiving week 
and New Year's Day. Part-time employees are granted these 
paid holidays only if the holiday falls upon the regular work day 
for the employee. 

5. Joyce Vanover became full-time staff secretary /financial secre- 
tary, and Sandra Tate became part-time staff secretary working 
22.5 hours/week beginning November 30, 1998. 

6. The Association has been asked to make a stand regarding the 
ABC Referendum in Belmont: liquor by the drink. The executive 
committee accepted a motion that the Association provide the 
following statement: The Association is opposed to the use or 
sale of alcoholic beverages in any form. The Executive Commit- 
tee would like the Association in session to give their approval 
and backing of this statement. (The association gave there 
approval by vote at the January Executive Board Meeting.) 

7. The Executive Committee voted to dedicate the 1998 Annual 

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Minutes to the following: In memory of Dan Silver, former 
Pastor of East Garrison, and Henry Hoyle, former Roberts Retreat 
Site Manager, and in honor of Sharon Parker, former Media 
Director for the GBA. 

8. Lynne Hall was hired to served as the media director/staff secre- 
tary for Gaston Baptist Association. She began serving on 
January 4, 1999. 

9. The Executive Committee adopted the job description for the 
Consultant of Financial Development and hired Bobby 
Faulkenberry to serve in this position. He began serving in 
December 1999. Following is the job description: 

Consultant for Financial Development 

Principal Function: To design, administer and evalu- 
ate a program of stewardship that will edify the 
associated congregation and strengthen the life of the 
Association. 

Relationships 

1 . Responsible to the Executive Director of the Associa- 
tion 

2. Relates to Missions Development of the Baptist State 
Convention of North Carolina and the Southern 
Baptist Convention. 

3. Relates to pastors, church staff members, church 
program leaders, and church members. 

4. Serves as Associational "resource" person for the 
following committees of: Finance, Stewardship, and 
Executive Committee. 

5. Reports to the Executive Committee, the Associa- 
tional Board, and to the Association at its Annual 
Meetings. 

Responsibilities 

This person shall be responsible for working with the 
Gaston Baptist Association in planning, developing, 
promoting, coordinating, and evaluating their stew- 
ardship in the churches and in the achievement of 
their God-given purposes. 

1 . Provides coordination and leadership to facilitate 
through the Gaston Baptist Association and the 
churches a systematic approach to stewardship educa- 
tion. 

2. Provides education and assistance for estate planning, 

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wills, annuities, trusts, and giving of capital assets 
such as stocks, bonds, certificates of deposit, etc. 

3. Help develop goals, strategies, and objectives regard- 
ing an overall stewardship plan for the Gaston Baptist 
Association and its churches. 

4. Provides consultation and direction upon request for 
potential acquisition of capital assets. 

5. Act as an enabler to provide training for both profes- 
sional and volunteer workers in the Association. 

6. Guide in the planning and administration of the 
Development budget according to associational 
policies. 

7. Perform other tasks as assigned by the Executive 
Director. 

8. As time and schedule permit, he will visit churches by 
invitation of the pastor or other church leaders to 
provide assistance in stewardship development. 

General Information 

Method of Selection: Executive Director in consulta- 
tion with the Personnel Committee recruits and 
recommends to the Executive Committee, which 
approves employment. 

Term of Office: Indefinite. Should the Consultant for 
Financial Development or the Association desire to 
terminate the relationship, the party desiring such 
change shall give to the other written notice of at least 
thirty days, unless otherwise mutually agreed with 
both the Consultant for Financial Development and 
the Association seeking to follow the will of God and 
the leadership of the Holy Spirit. 
Working Hours: As agreed at the time of employ- 
ment; however, hours are subject to change as need 
and work load may require. 

Benefits: Salary and fringe benefits as agreed upon at 
the time of employment and included in the 
Association's budget or amended in annual review. 
(Salary on contract basis per month.) 

10. The Executive Committee voted to have each April Executive 
Committee Meeting at Roberts Retreat. 

1 1 . The Executive Committee recommends that the Gaston Baptist 

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Association remain members of the Gaston Chamber of Com- 
merce with a yearly evaluation, in December, to see whether we 
stay. Our criteria should be that we have a Christian influence in 
the chamber, that we have an active Christian voice on the 
committees and that we promote the cause of Christ in our 
community. The Association in Session needs to give approval 
(The association voted at the January Executive Board Meeting to 
table the motion indefinitely; therefore, the GBA did not renew 
Its membership with the Gaston Chamber of Commerce ) 

12. The Executive Committee adopted a new Gaston Baptist Associa- 
tion Staff Flow Chart. 

13. The Executive Committee approved a motion to submit a grant 
application to the Sisters of Mercy Organization for funding to be 
used for the Parish Nurse Program in Gaston County. The motion 
will be carried out only after the GBA has received proof that it 
will not be liable for this program. The GBA will only be a 
sponsoring agent with no liabilities to or monies coming from the 
Association. (The association voted to accept this motion at the 
January Executive Board Meeting.) 

14. The executive committee voted to accept a stewardship strategy 
that will be used to approach churches that are giving less than 
4% to the GBA. These churches will be encouraged to give more 
and will be informed of the many things the association is doing 

15. The Association is opposed to the use or sale of alcoholic bever- 
ages in any form. In regard to the acceptance of the preceding 
statement at our January Executive Board Meeting, the executive 
committee voted to (1) allow organizations who are fighting 
against the ABC Referendum or other alcoholic issues in their 
area to use our stand publicly, (2) that we notify the newspaper of 
our stand against alcohol, and (3) that the pastors be notify 
through letter that the association has voted to take this stand 

16. The Executive Committee accepted a stewardship campaign 
proposal primarily to be used to work with churches who are 
giving 2% and below of undesignated gifts to the Association 
team members will be contacting these churches and will offer a 
program of information and insight into all of the projects plans 
programs, and resources available. (A complete copy of the ' 
proposal is in the February Executive Committee Meeting mate- 
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rial.) 

17. The Executive Committee would like to make a motion that 
beginning in the year 2000, the association enter into a 5-year 
mission partnership with S. Central Association in Pennsylvania. 
This was approved at the 1999 Spring Annual Meeting 

18. Larry McElreath has incurred moving expenses of $3269.00. 
Since this is a non-budgeted item, the Executive Committee voted 
to take the money from the emergency funds. (For references on 
the emergency fund, see notations from the January 1 997 Execu- 
tive Board Meeting, as well as the December 1996, January 1997, 
& February 1997 Executive Committee Minutes.) 

19. The Executive Committee voted to accept the bid for a soil 
erosion and site plan for Roberts Retreat from Watson Engineer- 
ing Services ($1950.00 plus surveying charges), as long as the 
Retreat Committee approves, and they voted not to wait on a third 
bid (which is usually required for non-budgeted items over 
$500.00) because the work needs to be completed as soon as 
possible. 

20. The Executive Committee voted to apply for $130,600.00 
through the 2000 Cooperative Agreements with the NC Baptist 
State Convention. Money received will be designated for various 
programs/projects. 

21. The Executive Committee makes a recommendation that the 
Association participate in the Piedmont North Carolina Crusade 
featuring Harvest Crusades and the Greg Laurie Evangelistic 
Association. The crusade will be held October 13-15, 2000 at the 
Charlotte Coliseum. The crusade will involve major financial 
involvement from the communities/religious organizations 
agreeing to participate with an approximate total cost of 
$450,000. Financing comes from: 1/3 from churches, 1/3 from 
businesses, and 1/3 from offerings taken at the crusade. At this 
time, no financial commitment is being made. A final cost will 
be brought back before the association in session for it to vote 
and give final approval on finances. Currently, the executive 
committee needs approval on whether or not to participate in the 
Crusade, with an understanding that finances will be discussed at 
a later meeting. This motion was approved at the 1999 Spring 
Annual Meeting with an understanding that the association has up 

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foJn'Jnl''?"^'' '° 'P'"'^ ^^" ''"'^8"' y^^-" ^"^ "P to $6,000 in the 
1999-2000 budget. Also, this emphasis is part of the Celebrate 
Jesus 2000 emphasis. 

22. The Executive Committee recommends that the association 

approve a new Hispanic Mission, pastored by Ruben Garcia to 

enter mto the Gaston Baptist Association under watchcare for the 

irst year. This motion was approved at the 1 999 Spring Annual 
Meetmg. 

23. The Executive Committee recommends that the associationadopt 
the followmg statement/stand; The Gaston Baptist Association is 
opposed to the State Lottery. If the association approves this 
statement, mmisters and the media will be notified of the deci- 
sion. This statement was adopted at the 1999 Spring Annual 
Meeting. 

24. The association had been looking into the possibility of purchas- 
ing an additional 54 acres at Roberts Retreat. The Executive 
Committee has accepted a motion not to pursue the purchase of 
the 54 acres at Roberts Retreat. The committee came to this 
decision because it does not feel the association has the finances 
at this time to purchase the land at a cost of $200 000 00 

25. The Executive Committee accepted a motion to proceed with the 
development of Roberts Retreat by providing a detailed itemized 
list of projects and costs, excluding the site managers' house, and 
how the association plans to finance the development The final 
proposal will be brought before the association for a vote at the 
1999 Annual Fall Meeting. 

26. In reference to the association adopting a stand against the State 
Lottery, the executive committee voted to send information 
regarding the negative impact of the lottery to each church asking 
them to give it to their members and asking them to sign the 
petition to send to lawmakers. 

27. The executive committee was in general agreement that all 
designated monies be used first for the Baptist Social Ministries 
and other accounts before budgeted money in that account is ■ 

28. The executive committee recommends that the association not 
repay itself for the Laurel wood property that was purchased 
several years ago because this land was purchased to do mission 

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work with. The motion will be carried to the Annual Fall Meet- 
ing for final approval. (Approved at Annual Fall Meeting, 1999) 

29. Provided the above recommendation is accepted, the Executive 
Committee recommends that the $6000 we've already paid back 
to ourselves be used toward promotional material for the GBA to 
inform churches of what we do. This motion will be carried to 
the Annual Fall Meeting for fmal approval. (Approved at Annual 
Fall Meeting, 1999) 

30. The Executive Committee agreed that no business ads should be 
listed in the newsletter, unless it is directly ministry related. 

3 1 . The committee gave general consensus for the following to be 
presented for vote at the 1999 Annual Fall Meeting (The presen- 
tation and vote will be handled through the Constitution and By- 
Laws Committee: 

1. Article IX, D, 9 - Present reading: 'The Stewardship 
Committee shall be composed of three members. At least 
one member shall be a lay person." Proposed reading: 
'The Stewardship Committee shall be composed of six 
members. At least two members shall be a lay person." 

2. Article IX, D, 1 1 - Present reading: "The Christian Life 
and Public Affairs Committee shall be composed of three 
members. At least one member shall be a lay person." 
Proposed reading: 'The Christian Life and Public Affairs 
Committee shall be composed of six members. At least 
two members shall be a lay person." 

3. Article II, B, 3: Amend by adding a last sentence read- 
ing: "In case of vacancy or need for replacement, the 
church shall report to the Association in writing those 
elected." (This is the same language used for the Execu- 
tive Board members in Article VIII, A.) 

4. Article I. Name: - Present reading: "The name of the body 
shall be the Gaston Baptist Association of North Caro- 
lina." Proposed reading - "The name of the body shall be 
the Greater Gaston Baptist Association of North Caro- 
lina." 

(All approved at Annual Fall Meeting, 1999) 

32. The committee voted to hire Jason Blanton as Student Ministries 
Director. 

33. The committee voted to hire Commercial Clean Works, owned by 
Allen & Pam Bingham and Mark Lewis, to provide maintenance 
for the association offices. 

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34. The committee voted to allow Floyd Parker to field test a new 
program he has developed to help churches grow and become a 
disciple making church within three months. 

35. The committee voted to present Serenity Baptist Church at the 
Annual Fall Meeting to be considered for acceptance into the 
GBA under watchcare. (Approved at Annual Fall Meeting 1999) 

36. The committee voted to adopted the following guidelines regard- 
mg the accountability of committee members: 

1) Committees that meet occasionally: They feel a member 
should not miss any of these meetings: however, after two 
consecutive absences, the chairperson should call the mem- 
ber. 

2) Committees with regular monthly meetings: After two 
consecutive absences, the chairperson should call the mem- 
ber. After three consecutive absences, the matter is to be 
referred to the Committee on Committees for handling 

3) Chairperson neglect: If that person is also a member of the 
Executive Committee, then the Executive Committee chair- 
person would speak to that person. If still ineffective the 
matter would then be referred to the Committee on Commit- 
tees. If the person is not one who reports to the Executive 
Committee then the issue will be referred to the Committee 
on Committees for handling 

37. The committee voted to proceed with the purchase of the free 
standing storage building with the understanding that the previ- 
ously approved amount of expenditure was not to be exceeded 

38. The committee voted to send $2,000 of designated Disaster Relief 
money to the NC Baptist State Convention to be used in aiding 

.0 Vu^T ° *^ """-ricane Floyd Disaster in the eastern part of NC 

39. 1 he Executive Committee recommends the New Testament Full ' 
Gospel Baptist Church and Rehoboth Baptist Church continue 
under watchcare. (Approved at Annual Fall Meeting 1999) 

40. The committee recommends that True Faith Baptist Church 
removed from watchcare and be considered a full member of the 
Association. (Approved at Annual Fall Meeting 1999) 

41. The Executive Committee approved a proposal from the Finance 
and Mewardship Committees to establish a "CONTINGENCY 
RESERVE" through the "RECLASSIFICATION" of Certificate 
SSS.^T'' tV- (t°tf "8^4,780.82) and Number 2 (total- 

^Ts S q/; ^Vw^'^'r'^'''^'^''^" ^°"'^ ^^ '" the amount of 
$58,186.94 (as of 8/31/99) and this amount has been categorized 

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into a "contingency budget" to identify how this fund would be 
used if required. This amount represents two months of operating 
expense. (Approved at Annual Fall Meeting, 1999) 

42. The Executive Committee approved a proposal from the Finance 
and Stewardship Committees to establish a "Capital Improvement 
Budget" in the amount of $5,927.48 (as of 8/31/99) be established 
through "cashing in"Certificate of Deposit Number 3 (totaling 
$15,927.48). These funds would be used for upgrade and im- 
provement of our facilities. (Note: Property and Grounds previ- 
ously identified a need for $10,000.00. This recommendation 
would provide approximately one half of the request this year and 
the balance needed would be evaluated in next year's budget 
process.) The remaining $10,000 from the Certificate of Deposit 
is discussed in the next item #43. (Approved at Annual Fall 
Meeting, 1999) 

43. The Executive Committee approved the following proposal from 
the Finance and Stewardship Committees: that "Seed Money" in 
the amount of $10,000.00 be established through the "cashing in" 
of Certificate of Deposit Number 3 (totaling $15,927.48). This 
"seed money" would be applied to a "matching gift" proposal we 
have received for the construction of the Site Managers house at 
Robert's Retreat. A total of $40,000.00 (materials only) has 
been identified as the total cost of the house. (Approved at 
Annual Fall Meeting, 1999) 

44. The Executive Committee approved a proposal that the Roberts 
Retreat Committee be allowed to work with the Finance and 
Stewardship Committees in a "Capital Fund Raising" campaign 
in the amount of $10,000.00. This fund would be applied to the 
matching gifts of $20,000.00 and the GBA "Seed" money of 
$10,000.00 to provide a total of $40,000.00 for material cost for a 
house for the Site Manager. It was agreed that the work could 
begin prior to the final raising of the $10,000.00. (Approved at 
Annual Fall Meeting, 1999) 

45. The Executive Committee approved a proposal from the Roberts 
Retreat Committee that after six (6) attempts to get a bid to 
correct the environmental problem at Robert's Retreat they be 
allowed to go forward and complete the work with one (1) bid. 
The Association is subject to a $500.00 per day fine if the work is 
not completed in a timely manner. An extension from the State 
has been requested; however, we have not received confirmation 
of an extension as yet. (Approved at Annual Fall Meeting, 1999) 

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RECREATION 
Submitted by Gene Alexander, Director 

The Greater Gaston Baptist Association sports program 
started on Jan. 4, 1999 with 30 basketball teams and 276 people 
signed up on team rosters. The games were played at Chapel Grove 
Woodlawn, Victory and First Baptist, Gastonia. We want to thank ' 
these Baptist churches for allowing us to use their gyms 

. One ofour youth teams (Chapel Grove) entered a State 
Invitational Tournament in Cary, NC, and came in 3^" in the state 
Congratulations to Chapel Grove. Congratulations to Flint Groves 
tor winning the Associational Tournament on March 20"> 

On April 1 9'^ softball season started with 56 teams and over 
M5rTl"^,"^^"P ^° play-starting with T-ball, Elementary, 
Midd e School and High School along with ladies and men's leagues 
We played nearly 350 games including the seven tournaments The 
big winners this year were Hardin Baptist in the men's "A" league 
and Fraley Baptist in the men's "B" league. South Marietta St 

thSe';S fefgS.^"' '""'' ^'^'"^ ^^^'^^ -- ^'^ ^l^-P^ - 

Our State softball Tournament was held August 26'" with 
teams from Asheville, Candler, Asheboro and other towns in North 
Carolina. iiumi 

fi. . T*"^ ^ ^'^"^ ""^^^ "^^^ ■'^'^ ^t North Gaston High School the 
SrAtnSat^- ''' ^ "^•"''^^^"^^ -^' ''^' °" ^"'' ''" -'* 

Volleyball started September 1 5'" and will end December 5'" 
GrovrBaptt!'""' '^ ^^'"^ '" ^^""^ "' ^°"'"'^" ^"P^'^* ^"^ Chapel 



Impact Student MinistHAc 
Sherry Amason, Director 

Januai^l? ^'"'"' ^"'''^' ^'' ^'^'^ ^'"""^y 29-31. On Saturday, 

Fe\™Tnh''w''V'''' the foundation for my leading to Christ in 
February, John Wright, another one of the participants. 

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♦Also, in February, I sent out a newsletter, containing the upcoming 
semester events, to all the students. I also set up a booth to publicize 
the "Jeremiah People" Drama, the car wash, and the Spring Confer- 
ence. 

♦I mailed discipleship materials to three new converts in March. 
Furthermore, I checked up on their spiritual growth each week. 
♦Jeremiah Doster represents Impact Ministries on the Inter Club 
Council each week. We are now required to have someone repre- 
sented at these meetings. We also must pick up and complete a form 
from the Inter Club Council for approval, prior to holding any activ- 
ity or function on campus. This is basically a legality and a matter of 
record keeping for the purpose of communication. 
♦I have visited and discussed various topics, such as gambling, with 
students in student government. 

♦The car wash, planned for May 13, was cancelled due to lack of 
participation. 

♦The BSU Spring Conference, at Caraway, March 26-28, was by far, 
one of the best conferences yet. Dr. Cullinan was the main speaker, 
who spoke on the Roots of Faith. 

♦I have spent countless hours on the phone with students. 
♦Five to seven students met April 14 and April 21 to prepare for the 
Impact Ministries Team. It is a feat in itself to get schedules together 
and then, to sustain their commitment to the task. For many of these 
students, it was a growing experience as they used the gifts God had 
given them, possibly for the first time in this fashion. They willingly 
made themselves available to be used by God. 
♦The Impact Ministry Team went to Ridge Baptist Church on 
April 25 to lead the evening worship service. The love offering 
collected went to help us toward our summer missions goal. 
♦Prayer at the Flag Pole takes place on Mondays and Tuesdays at 
7:30am. 

♦Please continue to lift Impact Ministries up in prayer. On a commu- 
nity campus, it can be difficult getting students together due to 
conflicting schedules and commitments to work. It is not unusual for 
some of the students to work 40-50 hours/week, in addition to their 
class schedules. Unfortunately, money has become a god for many of 
the students at Gaston Community College. 



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POLICE CHAPLAINCY COMMITTEE 
Submitted by Ed Richardson, Chairman 

The Police Chaplaincy Committee (Law Enforcement Pasto- 
ral Support) met on March 16'*' and identified key issues to be ad- 
dressed. These included: 

*communicating with their family 

*relating to supervisors and other officers 

*key roles and responsibilities of a chaplain 

*officer injury or death 

*racial tensions in the community 

*all phases of stress management 

*the problem of substance abuse by officers 

The committee meet on September \4^^ to assess ongoing 
levels of interest and training needs of law enforcement agencies and 
clergy in Gaston County. Rev. Dr. J. Eric Skidmore and Chaplain 
Clyde Waters, presented a wonderful program. 

Following are a few excerpts from the presentation: 

• Law Enforcement Chaplaincy is a crisis ministry. 
/ • It requires visible, available, and dependable 

participants. It is better not to mix ministry to 
officers with jail ministry. (It may lead to resent- 
ment.) 

• Two places where officers get hurt the most are 1) 
domestic calls and 2) traffic stops. 

• Quality Training is available through the Interna- 
tional Conference of Police Chaplains, Critical 
Incident Stress Debriefing and Peer Support, the 
Annual Training Association of Traumatology 
and Stress Specialists, and training in compassion 
fatigue principles (to name a few). 

Our next step will be to request time on the agenda of the 
Chiefs meeting. Then develop our training after that meeting. 

A special thanks to Chief Jack Postell at Gastonia Police 
Department for hosting our meeting and to Larry McElreath, Execu- 
tive Director of the Greater Gaston Baptist Association for providing 
a honorarium for our speakers. 

If you did not receive a copy of the handouts, "Starting a Law 
Enforcement Chaplaincy Program" or "Columbia Police Department 

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Chaplaincy Program" please contact the Department of Pastoral Care 
at Gaston Memorial Hospital and we will provide a copy (834-2888). 



CORRECTIONAL MINISTRY 
Submitted by Alan Carpenter, Director 

The Prison Ministry held 2 revivals this past year. The fall 
seminar was sponsored by Catawba Heights Baptist Church and 20 
decisions for Christ were made. The second revival was held in the 
spring along with "Turning Point Ministries". 

We've had 185 Professions of Faith this year. Eight people 
completed a 34-week disciple-training program, with 16 people 
enrolled for this year. First United Methodist Church provided Bibles 
and the course study book. 

The Jail Ministry has had 297 Professions of Faith and 26 
rededication's with a total for the decade being over 2000 Professions 
of Faith. 



PRAYER COMMITTEE 
Submitted by Mitzi Bess, Director 

We are continuing to meet the first Thursday of every other 
month at 1 1 :00 AM at the Association office. God bless you and 
thank you for the privilege of serving you. 



FINANCIAL DEVELOPMENT 

Submitted by Bobby Faulkenberry, 

GGBA Financial Development Consultant 

It has been a joy for me to work in developing the new area of 
Financial Development. I am very appreciative of the opportunities I 
have had to work with the Pastors, Churches and Associational 
Committees. Through these opportunities, the leadership of the Holy 
Spirit and the Lord's blessings have been evident. I want to express 
my appreciation to each of you for giving me the opportunity to serve 
our Lord in this new area of ministry. 



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The major areas I have worked in this past year are: 
*In support of the Finance and Stewardship Committees, 
' development and implementation of a Stewardship Emphasis 
Program. 
*Robert's Retreat Committee - Financial proposals for Site 

development activities 
*Social Ministries - FEMA funding through the United Way 
*Several Church Committees in the areas of Stewardship, 

Budget Development and FICA tax issues. 
*Consulted with several pastors and staff in financial planning 

and tax issues and concerns 
*Baptist State Convention of NC - Endowments, wills and 

trusts 
*Spoke to Senior's Group on financial planning and will 

preparation 
Plans for the upcoming year include working with the Finance 
Committee and Stewardship Committee in providing seminars, 
conferences and other opportunities to assist you in your Stewardship 
Emphasis and financial planning. I covet your prayers as we go 
forward into the new millennium. Please let me know if I may assist 
you in any way. 



STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE 

Submitted by Jack Barbee/Bobby Faulkenberry, 

Co-Chairmen 

Our committee has been actively working in the following areas: 

1 . Stewardship Workshop - November 5, 1998 - Two (2) 

Churches represented with a total of five (5) in 
attendance. 

2. Will and Estate Planning Seminar - Two (2) sessions were 

held on January 14 and January 28, 1999. 

3. Worked jointly with the Finance committee in developing 

and implementing a "Stewardship Emphasis 
Program." 

4. Worked jointly with the Finance Committee and Robert's 

Retreat Committee in evaluating financial proposals 



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for site development. 
The committee plans for next year are to work in conjunction with 
the Finance Committee and the Financial Consultant in providing 
opportunities for conferences and seminars on stewardship and 
financial planning. 



CHRISTIAN LIFE & PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE 
Submitted by Larry Bostian, Chairman 

The Chri^Jtian Life and Public Affairs Committee continues to 
offer educational information to our churches on the State Lottery 
issue. There is good news and bad news. The good news, and it is 
very good news, is that the lottery never came up, even in committee. 
Supporters in the Senate apparently never were certain that they had 
the votes for passage. Those of you who have prayed and worked to 
keep North Carolina from jumping on the lottery bandwagon should 
be pleased to know that your efforts have truly made a difference. 

The bad news, of course, is that the lottery bills remain alive 
for consideration next year. If a bill should pass next summer, 
opponents will have less time to organize against the statewide 
referendum, which would be on the ballot in November 2000. We 
will keep you informed. We must remain diligent in our opposition 
to legalized gambling and our committee is dedicated to keeping you 
informed. 



SENIOR ADULT MINISTRY 
Submitted by Ed Jenkins, Director 

We offered a trip to First Baptist Church, North 
Spartanburg, to see the Passion Play, which they produced. All who 
took part had a grand and spiritual time. We are co-hosting a trip to 
the Holy Land with Ken Faulkenbury (associate Pastor of Fraley 
Baptist Church and SAM council member), Squire Parsons, and 
Temple Tours. We had a great time at the Annual Sr. Adult Lun- 
cheon hosted by Shady Grove Baptist Church. 

Our Fall Rally was a big success with approximately 200 in 

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attendance. Fraley Memorial Baptist hosted this event and provided a 
meal for those in attendance. Dr. Warner Doles brought the message 
and the Songsters provided us with some wonderful old time gospel 
music. We all had a great time. 

A one-day trip to First Baptist Church, Atlanta, to hear Dr. 
Charles Stanley, is planned for November 1999. 

Plans are being formulated now for our spring rally and 
luncheon and a health fair some time in mid spring or early summer 
2000. This ministry is beginning to take hold and pick up steam as 
we go. Please keep all the Seniors in our association in your prayers. 
Many activities are being planned for next year. 



EVANGELISM COMMITTEE 
Submitted by Dickie Spargo, Chairman 

We have had "Witness Training Events" which are designed 
to equip people to share their faith effectively and our "School of 
Evangelism and Church Growth" with J.W. Hutchens and Dr. Joe 
Brown was very instructional and inspiring. We saw many people 
come to Christ through "Jeremiah People" drama team. This spring 
and summer we had several evangelistic Sports Clinics which are a 
unique way to deliver the gospel message. 

Plans are underway and ongoing for several events in 2000. 
We are still in the discussion stage with "Harvest Crusade" and have 
not received a firm date or commitment from them yet. We covet 
your prayers for this event. If it's God's will, then it will take place. 
We are also looking forward to a change in time frames for our 
"School of Evangelism and Church Growth" scheduled for March 26 
-27, 2000. We will have an associational wide rally on Sunday, 
March 26, and training for pastors, staff, and others on Monday, 
March 27. We will still have our Senior Adult Luncheon on Monday 
at noon. We believe this will be a wonderful time to get all of our 
churches together to get "Motivated for the Master !" 

It is an honor to serve you. Together we can make a differ- 
ence!! 



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YOUTH MINISTRY 
Submitted by Kevin White, Director 

On February 6*'' we held our 4^^ Annual Youth Ministry Lab at 
Flint Groves Baptist Church. This is an event that has continued to 
grow and develop over the years and has proved to be very beneficial 
to those attending. Many youth workers expressed their gratitude for 
us providing this event. 

This year's Youth Lab offered three separate tracks for full/ 
part-time leaders, volunteer youth leaders, and student leaders. Our 
track leaders for this year were Chuck Gartman from Lifeway Chris- 
tian Resources, Diane Cobb from FBC Franklin, TN, and "Bold Lives 
in Unity," a contemporary Christian girls trio. Eighty-four people 
registered for this year's lab. 

We praise the Lord for all that occurred at our "Pre-Pole 
Power Encounter" on September 14"". Between 150-200 students 
gathered for prayer and worship. Events like this are meeting a need 
in the hearts of our students. There is a growing desire and need to 
experience the reality of God's presence in their lives. And as we 
have experienced with the past two Power Encounters, when we are 
in the presence of God, we are changed. There have been several 
who have come to know Christ as a result of these prayer and wor- 
ship events. One in particular was lead to Christ by other students as 
they broke into small groups for prayer. God is Good! We anticipate 
God moving in a powerful way in and through worship and prayer. 

Our next event will be our New Year's Eve Outreach on 
December 31, 1999. This evening will include food, games, worship, 
and a lot of fun. This will provide a great New Year's Eve alterna- 
tive for area students and will provide a great opportunity for us to 
share the Gospel. 

On Saturday, February 5, 2000, we plan to have our annual 
Youth Ministry Lab. Plans are still being made for this training 
event. . v 



PROPERTIES COMMITTEE 
Submitted by Miller Garrison, Chairman 

1) Building for Lawn Mower: a gentleman from Shelby is bringing 

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the building and setting it up. 

2) Parking Spaces: Bobby Faulkenberry negotiating 

3) Parking area lighting: completed 

4) Renovation: 

a. Sunken front walks removed: pending 

b. Roof leaks: a roofer has been lined up to repair roof- 
free of charge: Pending 

c. Emergency lights and lighted sign: Lighted sign is 
working. Emergency lights were installed in the GGBA * 
building. 

d. Upstairs wallpaper completed. 

e. Switch and chimes/front door: Dallas Electric put one in. 

f. Renovating the room beside the Baptist Social Ministry 

office for an office. Pending 

g. Coy Postell to replace part of front sidewalk — Pending 

5) Roberts Retreat Break-In/Mobile Home: First repaired damaged 
door so home could be lived in. Ordered new door unit-then 
replaced entire front door structure. Also had to replace sills and 
floor, and repair damage, before door could be set. 



ROBERTS RETREAT COMMITTEE 
Submitted by Mike Quilliams, Chairman 

Members of the retreat committee have worked on the following 
items: 

1) Explored the possibility of acquiring an additional 54 acres of 
property adjoining the site. Funding was not available at that 
time. 

2) We have acquired a bushhog for use at Roberts Retreat to 
help keep the grounds, especially around the lake area. 

3) Watson Engineering has been awarded the bid for the erosion 
control & site plans at the new athletic fields. 

4) Lake at Roberts Retreat has been completed. Mr. Earl Bowen 
donated $25,000 for this construction to be done. The lake 

■ ^ ' was in bad need of repair, due to sediment that had filled in 
over the years. 

5) There has been work done on hiking trails. There are plans 
for 4 hiking trails with varying degrees of difficulty. This 
will allow everyone to enjoy the trails depending on their 
physical condition. The South Point Baptist Church Youth 

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Choir has worked two days on hiking trails cleaning them of 
brush and leaves. Each choir member did this to earn local 
mission credit hours, which was a requirement for them to go 
on a mission trip to Jamaica. 



MUSIC MINISTRY REPORT 
Submitted by Jonathan Lowery, Director 

I am glad to report that we had a good year in associational 
music ministry. As always we have been working to provide exciting 
praise and worship at all of our associational meetings. Our joint 
effort by several choirs at the recent evangelism rally was an exciting 
time of worship. My thanks to all who were involved in making that 
a special evening. 

In March we held our Adult Choir Festival at Alexis Baptist 
Church. Six choirs joined together for a great evening of singing. 
Each choir represented their churches very well. In April we enjoyed 
a wonderful day at our Senior Adult Choir Festival that was held at 
Bethlehem Baptist Church. Again, let me express my thanks to 
everyone who participated in these two great festivals. Our final 
event for 1999 was held July 19-22 at First Baptist Church, Belmont. 
Roger Ward and his dear wife Susan gave excellent leadership to our 
Children's Choir Camp. The children worked very hard and learned 
the musical, "The Greatest Show on Heaven and Earth" which they 
performed on Thursday night. They also had the opportunity to enjoy 
classes in Handbells, Tone Chimes, Keyboard Skills and Orff Instru- 
ments. There were several of our area music ministers involved in 
this exciting camp. Many thanks to each of these who did so much to 
make this camp a success. We had one of the largest Children's Choir 
Camps in GGBA History. There were close to 90 people involved in 
this year's camp. There were also several volunteers who did such a 
great job in making this camp a huge success. We could not have 
done it without their help. We really need to thank First Baptist 
Church, Belmont, in a special way for allowing us to use their facili- 
ties. And again, we cannot forget to give a huge thanks to Roger and 
Susan Ward. This camp would have never come together without the 
work that they did for us. We are also thankful that one young boy 
accepted Christ as his Savior not long after this camp. He told his 
mother that he began thinking about it at Choir Camp. If for no other 
reason, this camp was worth it all because of just one. To God Be the 

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Glory! 

I am excited to report that Roger Ward will be our new 
Associational Music Minister. I know that Roger will do a superb job 
in this capacity. He is a great leader and has previous experience 
with Associational work. Lets all join in supporting him in the days 
ahead as he strives to meet the needs of our churches in the area of 
music. God bless you, and thank you for the opportunity to serve you 
the last two years. It has been a joy. 



WOMEN^S MISSIONARY UNION 
Submitted by Tammy Hovis, WMU Director 

Transformed: Take the Stand 

Our 1998-1999 emphasis was "Transformed". The watch- 
word was "Adapt yourselves no longer to the pattern of this present 
world, but let your minds be remade and your whole nature thus 
Transformed", Romans 12:2. 

In January, the Acteen Event was held at First Baptist, 
Cherryville, with 5 1 in attendance. The focus was on "Inner and 
Outer Beauty." The girls donated 25 personal hygiene kits to the 
Battered Women's Shelter. The G.A. Workshop was held in January 
at Bethlehem Baptist. Focus on WMU Week was Feb. 14-20. Many 
of our churches had special services focusing on WMU. The WOM 
Event was Feb. 15*^ at Bethlehem Baptist with 225 + in attendance. 
The guest speaker was Dottie Williamson and $3 10.90 was collected 
for the WMU Scholarship Fund. The Deaf WOM held a baby shower 
on Feb. 2V\ and Irma Duke was the guest "Mother". The Mission 
Friends Leaders Workshop was on March 16**' at Ridge Baptist. 
Young WOM held an event on March 23"* at Sandy Plains Baptist 
entitled "Celebrating Forgiveness." We went to Missions Extrava- 
ganza at Ridgecrest on April 23-25. Once again, the Greater Gaston 
Baptist Association was in charge of "Saturday Night Live." The 
annual WMU Meeting was on May 1 7'*^ at First Baptist, Gastonia, and 
on May 22"^* we sponsored a "Project Help: Violence," Conference at 
New Hope Baptist. 

We just completed our WMU Leadership Training on Octo- 
ber 4 and 5 at First Baptist Church, Cherryville. We met from 6:45 - 
9:00 p.m. It was a "not so short" drive for some but FBC, Cherryville 
hosted us well. We appreciate all the work and assistance their folks 

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gave in helping to make our training time a success! 

We had conferences for all age-levels in WMU. We had an 
attendance of about 158 representing many of our churches. We 
collected $310.00 toward our WMU Scholarship Fund. We awarded 
six small scholarships this past year to the following persons: Kristen 
Parker from South Marietta Baptist who is attending Southeastern; 
Janese Mott from Grace Baptist, Gastonia, who is attending South- 
western; Andrew Brafford from Parkwood Baptist who is attending 
Southeastern; Rev. Blaine Phelps from United Baptist who is attend- 
ing Southeastern; Suzanne Franklin from East Baptist, Gastonia, who 
is attending Southeastern; and Jennifer Crawford from Woodlawn 
Baptist who is attending Southwestern. 

It was exciting to see some of our Spanish ladies there want- 
ing to begin WMU with their congregation. Charlotte Craig shared 
with us about the Baptist Nursing Fellowship. There will be an 
organizational meeting on November 9^'' at 7 p.m. at the Greater 
Gaston Baptist Association building. Inform nurses in your congre- 
gation about this ministry. Mary Emma Hambright encouraged us to 
give to WMU Foundation - a dime a day for a year! We want to help 
fund a few WMU projects like additions/renovations at Camp Mundo 
Vista and starting Christian Women's Job Corp. Contact Mary 
Emma for more details. Finally Peggy Watson was our "Prize 
Patrol." She had a drawing for some nice prizes to the churches 
turning in their 1999-2000 leadership information to her. We will be 
starting a WMU Newsletter very soon (January 2000). We feel this is 
a need in our association. 

Baptist Women's Day of Prayer was Monday, November 1, 
1999. We had one 10:00 AM meeting at Hardin Baptist Church. The 
PM meetings were at 7:00 at the following Baptist churches in the 
following regions: 

Region 1: Tuckaseege, Region 2: East Belmont, 
Region 3: Plainview, Region 4 and 5: Second Baptist, 
Cherry ville. Region 6: Temple, Region 7: South 
Marietta St. and Region 8: Flint Groves. ***We 
collected "slouch" socks (heavy socks). Our goal was 
500 pair! We more than doubled our goal by collect- 
ing over 1200 socks. 
Our upcoming events in addition to the above are as follows: 
G.A. Sleepover at First Baptist, Gastonia Friday, November 5'^ at 
7:30 p.m. until Saturday, November 6 at 9:30 a.m. (Contact Lisa 
Howard for more details) and November 28 - December 5 is the 

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Week of Prayer for International Missions and the International 
Missions Study. 

Our permanent WMU watchword: "For we are laborers 
together with God," 1 Cor. 3:9. This is so true! I cannot do it alone 
and you cannot either, but if we work together - WE can do it! 



VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 
Submitted by Kevin and Beverly Smith, Directors 

We had an exciting time in VBS this year. VBS clinics were 
conducted on March \3^^ and April 20'^. Many thanks go to Pat 
Fletcher, Tim Beam, George Rossi and Floyd Parker for all their hard 
work in each clinic. 

There were 52 of 1 1 5 churches in our association that re- 
ported with 143 professions of faith all together. Just imagine what 
an impact on the Kingdom we could have if each of our churches 
conducted a VBS or combined with another church to reach men, 
women, boys and girls for Jesus Christ. 

VBS for 2000 appears to be just as exciting as years past. We 
will be challenged with "The Fantastic Good News Ocean Odyssey." 
We look forward to another exciting year as we "step into the water." 
You can start ordering your sampler pack December 1 , 1999. 

Again we urge you, if you did not conduct a VBS in your 
church this year, to please consider it or at least combine with another 
church for VBS 2000. Let's work together for Kingdom growth! 



MISSIONS COMMITTEE 
Submitted by Tom Witherspoon, Chairman 

The Missions Committee has been at work planning and 
coordinating various areas of work: 
Hundreds of decisions for Christ were made this past year. 

1) South Africa Missions Partnership: Mike Criswell coordinated 
the trip. There were 5 people representing our Association on 
this trip. 

2) Greater Rochester Baptist Association, New York, partnership: 
We had 90 people participate in the mission trip, which repre- 
sented 10 churches. The trip consisted of Backyard Bible Clubs, 

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VBS, concerts, door to door evangelism, construction, and 
assisting with church services. There was also a youth rally on 
Saturday night for the youth of all the churches of the Greater 
Rochester Baptist Association. The Lord truly blessed the efforts 
of the team and all who prayed and supported the trip. We saw 
43 people make professions of faith. 

3) Vietnamese Mission: This mission is doing well and needs your 
prayers in this area as they continue to grow. 

4) Discussing ways to build communications between our churches 
across the Association to partner in Missions work. We encour- 
age all churches to make known to the Association newsletter 
their upcoming Mission trips so others may have an opportunity 
to help reach their goals. 

5) We have met with the Hispanic Mission in Cherryville about 
coming into our Association under watchcare until time they 
become a full fledged Southern Baptist Church. The pastor, 
Ruben Garcia was ordained and a joint service was conducted 
with Mt. Zion Baptist. Mt. Zion Baptist will come alongside the 
Hispanic Mission to give support and encouragement to their 
congregation. 

6) We have met with Serenity Baptist about them coming into the 
Association under watchcare. 

7) The Missions Committee has also met with some churches who 
have been under watchcare for a year and are ready to be consid- 
ered into full participation of the Association. We are also 
looking at possibilities of starting 2 new mission churches in the 
area. 

8) For the Associational Mission trip in summer 2000, will be 
partnering with South Central Pennsylvania Association. Tim 
McClure is the Director of Missions for that Association. He 
needs workers before next summer to do some small construction 
projects in the basement of the Association building to get it 
ready for the mission teams. He needs some people who can do 
some carpentry and plumbing to assist him over the winter and 
early spring. The mission trip next year will be consisting of 
smaller teams going in one week intervals. Please let me know 
what week of the summer you wish to go, or contact Tim 
McClure at 717-367-9779. 



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SINGLES MINISTRY REPORT 
Submitted by Debbie Payseur, Director 

The New Hope Singles Bible Study Group has continued to 
meet in various homes during the summer months at 7:00 p.m. Our 
average attendance has been twelve on Thursday evenings. 

We completed our study in June of Robert McGee's book, 
Search for Significance, and will resume our normal Bible study 
beginning in September. We will continue to meet at various loca- 
tions, which will be announced at the close of each Bible study 
meeting. For more information concerning the meeting place, please 
contact New Hope Baptist Church 864-6759 or Dana Carroll at 824- 
9056. Each Bible Study meeting opens with prayer requests and 
concerns followed by prayer and announcements. 

Activities during the past year: 

• The Singles Valentine Banquet was held at New Hope 
Baptist Church on Saturday, February 13, 1999. We 
enjoyed a delicious meal prepared by the kitchen staff and 
a concert featuring M.L. Morlock, from Hermitage, Tenn. 
Approximately 70 Singles attended the banquet. 

• A spring camping and hiking trip was planned. 

• A "Weed the Beds" day was planned in May to help 
beautify the Marjorie Brown Memorial 

Garden at New Hope Baptist Church. She faithfully 
served on the kitchen staff at New Hope Baptist Church 
assisting with our Singles Banquets. 

• Mr. Marti Caudill, graduate student of Gardner- Webb 
University, visited our Bible Study during March, inquir- 
ing about the opportunities and needs of Singles in the 
Gaston County area. The results of various surveys will 
be included in his final thesis, which was shared with our 
group at a later date. 

• We were invited to attend an exciting and inspirational 
blend of old hymns and classical collections 
presented by gifted musicians with a burning love for the 
Lord at the "All Praise' 99", held at the Lincolnton 
Citizens Center, on March 27, featuring Wanda Vick and 
Burchfield Brothers, Sandra Payne, Jericho Charles 
Billingsley, Sharla Byrd and a 150 voice choir from 
various churches. These folks were great! Their unself- 
ish and devoted commitment in preparation for this event 
was incredible! 

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• We enjoyed a play at the Abbey in May presented 

by the Abbey Players. Mid June we were invited to 
join the singles from Myers Memorial Methodist for a 
hike to South Mountain State Park. July 3^^ the 
Singles met at Debbie Payseur's home for a cookout 
and swimming. Afterwards, we enjoyed the fireworks 
at Stowe Botanical Gardens. July 10'^ we met at Janet 
Brown's home in Bessemer City for a cookout and 
home made peach ice cream. On July l?^*", we hiked 
to Harper Falls for a picnic, swimming and tubing 
down Wilson Creek. 
Our purpose is to provide a weekly opportunity for Singles in 
our area to come together for prayer and Bible Study, to discuss and 
share the issues and struggles Singles encounter, but more impor- 
tantly, to provide encouragement, spiritual growth and to challenge 
Singles in their spiritual walk with Christ. 

Please inform and encourage the Singles in your congregation 
to support this ministry offered through the Association and remem- 
ber us in your prayers as we continue the ministry. 



CHARTER AND BY-LAWS COMMITTEE 
Submitted by Tom Hogan, Chairman 

We, your Charter and By-laws Committee, recommend the following 
amendments: 

1. Article IX, D, 9 

Present reading: "The Stewardship Committee shall be 
composed of three members. At least 
one member shall be a lay person." 

Proposed reading: "The Stewardship Committee shall be 
composed of six members. At least 
two members shall be a lay person." 

2. Article IX, D, 11 

Present reading: "The Christian Life and Public Affairs 
Committee shall be composed of 
three members. At least one member 
shall be a lay person." 

Proposed reading: "The Christian Life and Public Affairs 
Committee shall be composed of six 



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members. At least two members shall 
be lay persons." 

3. Articlell, B, 3: 

Amend by adding a last sentence reading: "In case of 
vacancy or need for replacement, the church shall 
report to the Association in writing those elected." (This 
is the same language used for Executive Board members 
in Article VIII, A.) 

4. Article I. Name: 

Present reading: "The name of the body shall be the 
Gaston Baptist Association of 
North Carolina." 
Proposed reading: "The name of the body shall be the 

Greater Gaston Baptist Association of 
North Carolina." 
Each if these recommendations were approved at the Annual Fall 
Meeting, 1999. 



SEMINARY EXTENSION REPORT 
Tommy Armour, Director 

Seminary Extension is a ministry education system of the 
six theological seminaries of the Southern Baptist Convention. We 
are supported by the local Association and the State Convention 
Office. There are approximately 75 students who take courses at the 
Associational Office, with an average attendance of 30-40 students 
each quarter. 

Beginning January 1 999, we offered three classes a quarter: 
two on Monday evening and one on Wednesday morning. By the end 
of the year we increased our class schedule to 5 classes total, adding a 
Thursday evening class and Saturday morning class. 

The association has been able to help countless people in- 
crease their Biblical knowledge and ministry skills, as well as help 
many reach their goal of obtaining a seminary diploma. This minis- 
try is a great success. 

Beginning January 2000, each course will cost ONLY 
$45.00 per person (which includes $20 registration fee and $25.00 
book fee). Most of all the courses are taught on a College Level 
credit system and are transferable to some colleges. 



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CHERRY 

BEKAERFS. 

HOLLAND 



Report of Independent Certified Public Accountants 



The Finance Committee 

Greater Gaston Baptist Association 

of Nortli Carolina, Inc. 
Gastonia, North Carolina 



We have audited the accompanying statement of assets, liabilities and fund balances arising from cash 
transactions of Greater Gaston Baptist Association of North Carolina, Inc. (a North Carolina nonprofit 
corporation) as of October 31, 1999, and the related cash basis statement of revenues and expenditures 
and changes in fund balances for the year then ended. These financial statements are the responsibility 
of management. Our responsibihty is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our 
audit. 

We conducted our audit in accordance with generally accepted auditin'g standards. Those standards 
require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial 
statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence 
supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing 
the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating 
the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for 
our opinion. 

As described in Note 1, these financial statements were prepared on the basis of cash receipts and 
disbursements, which is a comprehensive basis of accounting other than generally accepted accounting 
principles. 

In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the 
assets, liabilities and fund balances arising from cash transactions of Greater Gaston Baptist 
Association of North Carolina, Inc. as of October 31, 1999, and its revenues and expenditures and 
changes in fund balances for the year then ended on the basis of accounting described in Note 1. 



OU^>e)Ujc^Hl<£e-^, ^•^•^- 



Gastonia, North Carolina 
November 11,1999 



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GREATER GASTON BAPTIST ASSOCIATION OF NORTH CAROLINA, INC. 

Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Fund Balances 
Arising from Casli Transactions 

October 31, 1999 



Assets 



Cash 

Certificates of deposit 
Note receivable 
Property and equipment 


Nondesignated 

$ 12,214 

76,363 

4,585 




$_ 


93,162 



Designated 



70,585 



70,585 



Property and 
Equipment 




Total 


$ 

619,582 
$ 619,582 


$ 

$ 

= 


82,799 

76,363 

4,585 

619,582 

783,329 



Liabilities and Fund Balances 



Payroll taxes withheld 



3,145 



3,145 



Fund balances 










Nondesignated 


90,017 


- 


- 


90,017 


Designated 


- 


70,585 


- 


70,585 


Investment in property 










and equipment 


- 


- 


619,582 


619,582 



90,017 



70,585 



619,582 



93,162 $ 70,585 $ 619,582 



780,184 
$ 783,329 



See notes to financial statements. 



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GREATER GASTON BAPTIST ASSOCIATION OF NORTH CAROLINA, INC. 

Statement of Revenues and Expenditures and Changes in 
Fund Balances - Nondesignated and Designated Funds 

For the Year Ended October 31, 1999 



Revenues 

Contributions 
Interest income 

Total revenues 

Expenditures 

World mission ministry 

Church and community evangelism 

Organization and education 

Mission development 

Personnel 

Associational office 

Property support and maintenance 

Transfers to property and equipment fund 

Total expenditures 

Revenues over (under) expenditures 

Transfers from (to) - net 

Fund balances 

Beginning of year 

End of year 



Nondesignated 


Designated 
$ 154,628 


Total 


$ 459,200 


$ 613,828 


8,024 


- 


8,024 


467,224 


154,628 


621,852 


16,779 


84,594 


101,373 


21,363 


44,287 


65,650 


46,217 


3,104 


49,321 


17,143 


- 


17,143 


271,997 


- 


271,997 


51,298 


- 


51,298 


32,872 


3,133 


36,005 


6,928 


26,000 


32,928 


464,597 


161,118 


625,715 


2,627 


(6,490) 


(3,863) 


312 


(312) 


- 


87,078 


77,387 


164,465 


$ 90,017 


$ 70,585 


$ 160,602 



See notes to financial statements. 



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GREATER GASTON BAPTIST ASSOCIATION OF NORTH CAROLINA, INC. 

Notes to Financial Statements 

October 31, 1999 

Note 1 - Summary of significant accounting policies: 

The Gaston Baptist Association of North Carolina, Inc. was incorporated under the laws of the 
State of North Carolina in 1969 as a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to promote 
fellowship, missions, education, and Christian services. The Association's articles of incorporation 
were restated in 1996 for organizational changes and then in 1999 the name was changed to the 
Greater Gaston Baptist Association of North Carolina, Inc. The Association is primarily funded 
by contributions from member congregations and individuals. 

The Association's policy is to prepare its financial statements on the basis of cash receipts and 
disbursements, which is a comprehensive basis of accounting other than generally accepted 
accounting principles. Revenues are recognized when received rather than when earned, and 
expenditures are recognized when paid rather than when the obligation is incurred. 

The accounts of the Association are maintained on the cash basis and in accordance with the 
principles of fund accounting, with each fund being considered a separate accounting entity. The 
operations of each fund are accounted for with a separate set of self-balancing accounts. 

The Association is exempt from income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. 

Note 2 - Designated cash: 

The Association has a designated cash balance on October 31, 1999 of $70,585. These funds are 
designated as follows: 

World mission ministry $ 12,566 

Church and community evangelism 38,956 

Organization and education 2,714 

Mission development 1,913 

Property support and maintenance ' 14,436 



Note 3 - Property and equipment: 

Property and equipment items are carried at cost in the Property and Equipment Fund. The 
Association has elected not to record depreciation in the accompanying financial statements. 

Property and Equipment Fund Balance 

Total investment in property and equipment at 

October 31, 1998 $588,138 

Transfers from nondesignated and designated funds 32,928 

Disposal of equipment ( 1,484) 

Total investment in property and equipment at October 31, 1999 $619.582 



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GREATER GASTON BAPTIST ASSOCIATION OF NORTH CAROLINA, INC. 

Notes to Financial Statements 

October 31, 1999 



Note 4 - Pension plan: • „^ 

The Association makes contributions to a defined contribution pension plan, determined at 10% 
of salaries and wages of all full-time employees. For the year ended October 31, 1999, 
contributions equaled $17,879. 

Note 5 - Donated services and assets: 

The value of donated services and assets consumed in the association is not reflected in the 
accompanying financial statements since there is no objective basis available by which to measure 
their value. 

Note 6 - Year 2000 Readiness Disclosure (Unaudited) 

Because many existing computer systems and applications, and other control devices, use only two 
digits to identify a year in the date fields, these systems could fail or create erroneous data due to 
information relating to the year 2000 being read as the year 1900. The Association relies on its 
computer hardware and software systems in the operation and monitoring of its organization and 
on the computer systems of other companies and organizations such as third-party service 
providers and suppliers. 

The Association has taken appropriate measures to identify, assess and remediate year 2000 issues 
within each of its significant computer programs. All mission critical systems which were 
determined to be noncompliant have been either upgraded or replaced and all other systems will 
be upgraded or replaced by December 31. 1999. The Association has formulated a contingency 
plan which provides for alternate methods of completing operations if necessary. The 
Association's current estimate is that the costs associated with the year 2000 issue will not have 
a material adverse effect on the results of operations or financial position of the Association. 

Because of the unprecedented nature of the year 2000 issue, its effects and the success of related 
remediation efforts will not be fully determinable until the year 2000 and thereafter. Management 
cannot assure that the Association is or will be year 2000 ready, the Association's remediation 
efforts will be successful in whole or in part, or that parties with whom the Association does 
business will be year 2000 ready. 



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OPERATING BUDGET 



GASTON BAITIST ASSOCIATION 








DETAILED ANALYSIS OF REVENUES AND EXPENSES 






(12/12)12 MONTHS 








ALL FUNDS k DEPTS 








REPORT DATE: 10/31/1999 








MONTH YEAR TO DATE ANNUAL 


ANNUAL BUDGET 


OVER(*) 


YEAR TO DATE 


fEAR) (THIS YEAR) BUDGET 


REMAINING 


BUDGET - YEAR 


(LAST YEAR) 



REdlPTS/GENERAL 














004010 


BUDGET (NONDESIGNATED) 


28.513.S6 


417.394.43 


467,681.38 


50,286.95 


50,286.95 


413,769.66 


004015 


EVANGELISM 


.00 


1,000.00 


5,600.00 


4,600.00 


4,600.00 


1,000.00 


004020 


BSC COOP FOR CCM 


416.67 


5,083.39 


5,000.00 


83.39- 


83.39* 


5,499.40 


004025 


SUMMER MISSIONARIES 


200.00 


2,400.00 


2,400.00 


.00 


.00 


3,500.00 


004030 


STUDENT MINISTRIES 


.00 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 


.00 


.00 


.00 


004031 


STATE MISSIONS OFFERING 


.00 


4,414.85 


4,000.00 


414.85- 


414.85.» 


4,291.00 


004035 


SALES ii USE TAXES 


.00 


3,023.70 


2.500.00 


523.70- 


523.70* 


2,910.85 


004040 


SEMINARY EXT. 


60.00 


3,827.00 


3,000.00 


827.00- 


827.00- 


.00 


004041 


APARTMENT MINISTRY 


2,500.00- 


.00 


.00 


.00 


.00 


.00 


004042 


MISC - FLOW THRU 


36.00 


5,703.12 


.00 


5,703.12- 


5,703.12* 


.00 


004043 


RECREATION FEE 


80.00 


19,460.00 


21,000.00 


1,540.00 


1,540.00 


19,945.00 


004045 


LOCAL MISSIONS 


83.33 


1,249.97 


1,500.00 


250.03 


250.03 


.00 


004050 


INTEREST - BBiT/CHECKING 


229.34 


3,300.14 


3,500.00 


199.86 


199.86 


4,03T.41 


004055 


BIVOCATIONAL CONF/EXP 


.00 


.00 


.00 


.00 


.00 


.00 


004060 


MINISTER/SPOUSE FELLOWSHI 


.00 


.00 


.00 


.00 


.00 


.00 


004065 


CORRECTIONAL MINISTRY 


.00 


.00 


.00 


.00 


.00 


.00 




27,119.20 


467,856.60 


517,181.38 


49,324.78 


49,324.78 


454,953.32 


C33- 


INTEREST INCOME 














004064 


CD/ INTEREST 
:AL RECEIPTS/GENERAL 


129.29 


4,723.84 


.00 


4,723.84- 


4,723.84* 


2,046.78 




129.29 


4,723.84 


.00 


4,723.84- 


4,723,84* 


2,046.78 


TO! 


27,248.49 


472,580.44 


517,181.38 


44,600.94 


44,600.94 


457,000.10 


RECEIPTS/MISSIONS 














C04109 


VIETNAMESE MISSION 


.00 


.00 


.00 


.00 


.00 


.00 


004110 


LAOTION MISSION 


.00 


.00 


.00 


.00 


.00 


.00 


C04120 


KOREAN MISSION 


.00 


.00 


.00 


.00 


.00 


.00 


C04125 


HISPANIC MISSION 


.00 


.00 


.00 


.00 


.00 


.00 


C04126 


ROHOBETH BAPTIST CHURCH 
rAL RECEIPTS/MISSIONS 


.00 


.00 


.00 


.00 


.00 


.00 


TO- 


.00 


.00 


.00 


.00 


.00 


.00 


TOTAL INCOME 


27,248.49 


472,580.44 


517,181.38 


44,600.94 


44,600.94 


457,000.10 



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GASTON BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

DETAILED ANALYSIS OF REVENUES AND EXPENSES 

(12/12)12 MONTHS 

ALL FUNDS & DEPTS 

REPORT DATE: 10/31/1999 



URRENT MONTH 


YEAR TO DATE 


ANNUAL 


ANNUAL BUDGET 


OVER! 


♦ ) 


YEAR TO DATE 


(THIS YEAR) 


(THIS YEAR) 


BUDGET 


REMAINING 


BUDGET - 


YEAR 


(LAST YEAR) 



WORLD 


MISSION MINISTRIE 
























005100 


FOREIGN MISSION PARTNERS 




00 


1,775 


00 


2,000 


00 


225 


00 




225.00 


1,995.22 


005105 


HOME MISSION PARTNERS 




00 


1,000 


00 


1,000 


00 




00 




.00 


300.00 


00S106 


LOCAL MISSIONS 




00 


283 


33- 


1,500 


00 


1,783 


33 


1 


•'83.33 


.00 


005109 


VIETNAMESE MISSION 


83 


33- 


440 


50- 


500 


00 


94 


50 




940.50 


4.47 


005110 


LAOTIAN MISSION 


200 


00 


2,400 


00 


2,400 


00 




00 




.00 


2,000.00 


005111 


LAND RE- PAYMENT 




00 


6,000 


00 


6,000 


00 




00 




.00 


6,000.00 


005115 


MULTI HOUS MISS/CREEKSIDE 


145 


00 


3,071 


05 


3,000 


00 


71 


05- 




71.0Sf 


2,965.80 


005120 


KOREAN MISSION 




00 


3,666 


63 


4,000 


00 


333 


37 




333.37 


3,333.30 


005125 


HISPANIC MISSION 


24 9 


20- 




00 


300 


00 


300 


00 




300.00 


.00 


005126 


ROHOBETH BAPTIST CHURCH 




00 




00 




00 




00 




.00 


.00 


005130 


EVANGELISM/PRAYER PROGRAM 




00 


4,161 


19 


15.500 


00 


11,338 


81 


11 


338.81 


10,306.55 


005140 


WORLD MISSION CELEBRATION 
AL WORLD MISSION MINISTRIE 




00 


1,235 


29 


6,500 


00 


5,264 


71 


5 


264.71 


800.00 


TOT 


12 


47 


22,585 


33 


42,700 


00 


20,114 


67 


20 


114.67 


27,705.34 



CHURCH & COMMUNITY /EVAN 

005205 BAPTIST SOCIAL MINISTRY 

005210 VOLUNTEER PROGRAM 

005215 BIBLES/TRACTS/TEACH AIDS 

005220 MEDICAL/DENTAL VAN (2) 

0CS230 SUM MISSION SUPPLIES 

005235 CHRISTIAN LIFE i PUBLIC 

005240 CORRECTIONAL MINISTRIES 

005242 POLICE CHAPLAINCY 

005250 NURSES FELLOWSHIP 

005255 SENIOR ADULT MINISTRY 

005260 SINGLE ADULT MINISTRY 

005265 FAMILY MINISTRY 

005270 FAMILY COUNSELING CENTER 

005275 "FAMILY FEST" 

TOTAL CHURCH & COMMUNITY /EVAN 



806 


05 


12.071 


33 


14,500 


00 


2.428 


67 


2,428 


67 


15.530.14 


.00 


1,485 


75 


1,500 


00 


14 


25 


14 


25 


1,562.43 


.00 


392 


80 


400 


00 


7 


20 


7 


20 


181.36 


.00 


471 


80 


1,100 


00 


628 


20 


628 


20 


965.75 


.00 


65 


16 


300 


00 


234 


84 


234 


84 


131.64 


.00 


14 


35 


250 


00 


235 


65 


235 


65 


.00 




00 


31 


77 


250 


00 


218 


23 


218 


23 


250.00 




00 


250 


00 


250 


00 




00 




00 


100.00 




00 




00 


100 


00 


100 


00 


100 


00 


.00 


40 


00 


1,806 


02 


1.200 


00 


606 


02- 


606 


02* 


1,967.40 




00 


250 


00 


500 


00 


250 


00 


250 


00 


480.00 




00 


2,057 


34 


1,500 


00 


557 


34- 


557 


34* 


939.37 




00 


1,785 


66 


1,500 


00 


285 


66- 


285 


66- 


493.74 




00 




00 


2,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


2.000 


00 


.00 


846 


05 


20,681 


98 


25.350 


00 


4,668 


02 


4.668 


02 


22.601.83 



PROGRAM ORGANIZ/EDUCATI 

005305 SUNDAY SCHOOL 

005310 DISCIPLESHIP TRAINING 

005315 WOMEN'S MISSIONARY UNION 

005320 BAPTIST MEN 

0C5325 YOUTH MINISTRY 

005330 STUDENT MINISTRIES 

005335 SEMINARY EXT 

005340 STEWARDSHIP PROMOTION 



00 


2,951 




6,800 


00 


3,848 


42 


3.848.42 


5,364.69 


00 


131 




500 


00 


368 


06 


368.06 


90.85 


95 


3,245 




4,200 


00 


954 


71 


954.71 


2.876.43 


00 


623 




900 


00 


276 


56 


276.56 


358.43 


00 


1,982 




2,100 


00 


117 


89 


117.89 


1,950.98 


00 


1,265 




1,800 


00 


534 


49 


534.49 


1,478.26 


10 


13,741 




6.000 


00 


7.741 


89- 


7.741.89* 


3,232.77 


00 


6 




700 


00 


693 


76 


693.76 


525.00 



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DATE: 11/08/1999 
TIME: 08:42:15 



GASTON BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

DETAILED ANALYSIS OF REVENUES AND 

(12/12)12 MONTHS 

ALL FUNDS & DEFTS 

REPORT DATE: 10/31/1999 



005345 MUSIC MINISTRY 

005350 LIBRARY/MEDIA CENTER 

005355 LITERATURE & CURRICULUM 

005356 MEDIA TRAINING 
005360 RECREATION EXPENSES 

TOTAL PROGRAM ORGANIZ/EDUCATI 



CURRENT MONTH 


YEAR TO DATE 


ANNUAL 


ANNUAL BUDGET 


OVER(*) 


YEAR TO DATE 


(THIS YEAR) 


(THIS YEAR) 


BUDGET 


REMAINING 


BUDGET - YEAR 


(LAST YEAR) 


.00 


117.46 


2.000.00 


1,882.54 


1,882.54 


1.088.33 


.00 


4,923.22 


4.600.00 


323.22- 


323. 22t 


2.320.53 


.00 


79.35 


250.00 


170.65 


170.65 


291.53 


91.07 


398.87 


1.200.00 


801.13 


801.13 


.00 


.00 


19,920.72 


21.000.00 


1,079.28 


1.079.28 


21,899.50 


4,652.12 


49,387.62 


52,050.00 


2,662.38 


2.662.38 


41,477.30 



LEADER. DEV/PLAN/FELLOW 
005405 STAFF DEVELOPMENT 
CHURCH DEVELOPMENT 
SPECIALIZED TRNG 
CONWITTEE TRNG/DEV/PLAN 
CONV/CONF/MATLS-EX DIR 
CONV/CONF/MATLS - CDD 
CONVENTION CONFERENCE - CCM 
NORTH AMERICAN MISS. TRNG 
KEY LEADERSHIP TRAINING 
ANNUAL MEETINGS 
EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETINGS 
MINISTERS CONF.EXP/PROG 
MINISTERS FELLOWSHIP/RET 
005460 MIN/SPOUSES FELLOWSHIP 
005462 BIVOCATIONAL CONF/EXP 
CHURCH SECRETARIES ORG 
PUBLIC RELATIONS/HOSPIT 
MINISTERIAL RELIEF/EMERG 
SPECIAL RECEPTIONS 



005406 
005408 
005410 
005415 
005420 
005425 
005430 
005435 
005440 
005445 
005450 
005455 



005465 
005480 
005485 
005490 



TOTAL LEADER. DEV/PLAN/FELLOW 



128.62 


1 


,669.60 


1 


.4 00, 


,00 


269.60- 


269.60* 


1.170.16 


140.00 




140.00 






,00 


140.00- 


140.00+ 


.00 


251.00- 




876.46 




800. 


,00 


76.46- 


76.46* 


934.83 


.00 


1 


,963.38 


1 


.500, 


.00 


463.38- 


463.38* 


1. 725. 53 


155.74 


3 


,105.17 


3 


.800, 


,00 


694.83 


694.83 


2,926.55 


.00 


1 


,809.81 


2 


.300, 


,00 


490.19 


490.19 


2.278.86 


.00 




21.00 




650, 


,00 


629.00 


629.00 


413.80 


.00 




513.52 


2 


.000, 


,00 


1.486.48 


1.486.48 


1.047.54 


.00 




207.76 




300, 


,00 


92.24 


92.24 


197.60 


495.33 


1 


,398.80 


1 


.800, 


,00 


401.20 


401.20 


1.267.58 


.00 




90.00 




200 


,00 


110.00 


110.00 


100.00 


162.00 




321.06 




800, 


.00 


478.94 


478.94 


747.64 


455.00- 


1 


,368.02 


1 


.000, 


,00 


368.02- 


368.02* 


171.55 


65.00- 




538.50 




600, 


.00 


61.50 


61.50 


598.00 


.00 




.00 






,00 


.00 


.00 


.00 


.00 




646.85 




600, 


,00 


46.85- 


46.85* 


626.81 


16.10 


2 


,070.49 


2 


.300, 


,00 


229.51 


229.51 


2,298.19 


145.08 




14S.08 




900 


.00 


754.92 


754.92 


300.00 


.00 




257.17 




300 


.00 


42.83 


42.83 


147.16 


471.87 


17 


.142.67 


21 


.250 


.00 


4.107.33 


4.107.33 


16,951.80 



ASSOC PERSONNEL COMPENS 
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 
005610 SALARY-ED 
005615 HOUSING/UTILITIES-ED 



CHURCH DEVELOPMENT DIR 
005630 SALARY-CDD 
005635 HOUSING/UTILITIES-CDD 



CH & COMM MIN DIR/FAM C 
005650 SALARY-CCM 



2,548, 


36 


30,580, 


,32 


30,580.20 


1,632, 


06 


19,584, 


,72 


19,584.60 


4,180, 


,42 


50.165, 


.04 


50,164.80 


1,865 


,76 


22,389, 


,12 


22.389.15 


1,188 


,34 


14,260 


,08 


14,260.05 


3,054 


,10 


36,649 


.20 


36,649.20 


2,021 


.26 


24,255 


.12 


24.255.00 


2,021, 


.26 


24,255 


.12 


24.255.00 



29,124.00 
18.652.08 



21.323.04 
13.581.00 

34.904.04 

23.100.00 

23.100.00 



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GASTON BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

DETAILED ANALYSIS OF REVENUES AND EXPENSES 

(12/12)12 MONTHS 

ALL FUNDS & DEPTS 

REPORT DATE: 10/31/1999 



CURRENT MONTH 


YEAR TO DATE 


ANNUAL 


ANNUAL BUDGET 


OVER( 


♦ ) 


YEAR TO DATE 


(THIS YEAR) 


(THIS YEAR) 


BUDGET 


REMAINING 


BUDGET - 


YEAR 


(LAST YEAR) 



SUPPORT STAFF 
005660 ADMINISTRATIVE ASST 
FINANCIAL SECRETARY 
STAFF SECRETARY 
MEDIA/SECRETARY 

005665 SUPPLY SECRETARY 

005666 RECREATION DIR/PART-TIME 

005667 CUSTODIANS/PART-TIME 

005668 GBA CLERK HONORARIUM 

005669 STUDENT MINISTRIES DIR . 

005670 FINANCIAL DEVELOP DIR. 
SUMMER MISSIONARIES 



005662 
005663 
005664 



005681 



TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT 

005672 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 

005674 CHURCH DEVELOPMENT DIR 

005675 FINANCIAL DEV. DIRECTOR 

005676 CCM DIRECTOR 

005677 STUDENT MINISTRY DIRECTOR 

005678 WORKERS ON SPECIAL ASSIGN 

005679 RECREATION DIRECTOR 



EMPLOYEE BENEFITS 
005690 HEALTH. LIFE, & DISABILIT 
005692 PICA TAXES (SUPPORT STAFF) 
005694 SELF- EMP. TAXES (MIN STAFF) 
005696 RETIREMENT ANNUITY 
005698 CHRISTMAS BONUS (2%) 



TOTAL ASSOC PERSONNEL COMPENS 



1,929 


.38 


23,152 


,56 


23,152 


.50 


.06- 




.06* 


22,050.00 


1,550 


.18 


18,003 


54 


11,418 


.63 


6.584.91- 


6.584 


.91* 


9,923.04 


1,080 


.00 


13,300 


,96 


20,021 


.40 


6,720.44 


6,720 


.44 


19,068.00 




.00 


6.124 


,32 


10,000 


.00 


3.875.68 


3.875 


.68 


10,062.85 


382 


.10 


2.567 


.08 


3,000 


.00 


432.92 


432 


.92 


1,438.62 




.00 


5,592 


.40 


5,592 


.40 


.00 




.00 


5,084.00 


125 


.00 


6,213 


.00 


10,423 


.35 


2,210.35 


2.210 


.35 


9,926.88 




.00 




.00 


819 


.00 


819.00 


819 


.00 


780.00 


347 


.97 


2,316 


.72 


2,625 


.00 


308.28 


308 


.28 


2,499.96 


291 


.67 


3,208 


.37 


3,500 


.00 


291.63 


291 


.63 


.00 




.00 


3,560 


.45 


4,800 


.00 


1.239.55 


1.239 


.55 


3,376.00 


5,706 


.30 


86,039 


.40 


95,352 


.28 


9,312.88 


9.312 


.88 


84,209.35 


284 


.27 


4,927 


,88 


5,200 


.00 


272.12 


272 


.12 


5,065.55 




.00 


1,757 


,76 


3,600 


.00 


1,842.24 


1.842 


.24 


3,415.96 




.00 


88 


,38 


400 


.00 


311.62 


311 


.62 


.00 


64 


.17 


783 


,12 


500 


.00 


283.12- 


283 


. 12t 


796.87 




.00 


276 


,52 


400 


.00 


123.48 


123 


.48 


.00 


39 


.06 


1,262 


,37 


1,100 


.00 


162.37- 


162 


.21* 


1,016.29 




.00 


623 


,12 


700 


.00 


76.88 


7i5 


.88 


401.38 


387 


.50 


9,719 


,15 


11,900 


.00 


2.180.85 


2,180 


,85 


10.696.05 


2,472 


.18 


19,660, 


,71 


25,500 


.00 


5,839.29 


5,839 


,29 


21.270.32 


559 


.96 


8,193, 


,91 


9,350 


.00 


1,156.09 


1,156 


,09 


8,330.13 


967 


.26 


12,078 


,80 


13,022 


.10 


943.30 


943 


,30 


12.402.^00 


1,508 


.23 


17,878 


,85 


16,568 


.00 


1,310.85- 


1,310, 


,85* 


15,84«'.95 




.00 


4.087, 


,76 


4,270 


.00 


182.24 


182 


,24 


3,9/2.18 


5.507 


.63 


61,900, 


,03 


68,710 


.10 


6,810,07 


6,810, 


,07 


61,800.58 


20,857 


.21 


268,727, 


,94 


287,031 


.38 


18,303,44 


18,303, 


44 


262,486.10 



ASSOC 
005805 
005810 
005815 
005820 
005825 
005835 
005840 
005845 
005850 



lATIONAL OFFICE OP 
OFFICE SUPPLIES 
MONTHLY NEWSLETTER PRINT 
NEWSLETTER POSTAGE 
CALENDAR PRINTING 
ANNUAL MINUTES 
POSTAGE/BUSINESS EXPENSE 
ASSOCIATIONAL PROMOTION 
NEW EQUIPMENT i MAINT 
CPA FIN REPORTS/AUDIT 



345.97 


10,665 


.83 


10,500 


.00 


165.83- 


165 


.83 + 


9,611.05 


139.85 


13.320 


.02 


14,800 


.00 


1.479.98 


1.479 


.98 


13,814.31 


555.77 


6.555 


.23 


7,7C0 


.00 


1.144.77 


1,144 


.77 


6,573.37 


.00 


376 


.85 


400 


.00 


23,15 


23 


.15 


1,318.38 


.00 


2.200 


.08 


2,200 


.00 


,08- 




.08- 


2,521.90 


300.00 


10,500 


.66 


8,500 


.00 


2.000.66- 


2.000 


.66 + 


8,317.29 


000.00 


1,464 


.87 


2,200 


,00 


735.13 


735 


.13 


1,082.43 


.00 


3,398 


.27 


3.300 


,00 


98.27- 


98 


.27 + 


3,588.09 


.00 


2,700 


.00 


2.700 


,00 


.00 




.00 


2,500.00 



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GASTON BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

DETAILED ANALYSIS OF REVENUES AND EXPENSES 

(12/12)12 MONTHS 

ALL FUNDS & DEPTS 

REPORT DATE: 10/31/1999 



CURRENT MONTH YEAR TO DATE 
(THIS YEAR) (THIS YEAR) 



ANNUAL 
BUDGET 



ANNUAL BUDGET OVER ( + ) YEAR TO DATE 
REMAINING BUDGET - YEAR (LAST YEAR) 



00585S COMPUTER SUPPLIES 
005860 COMPUTER EQUIPMENT 
0058B0 BANK CHARGES 

TOTAL ASSOCIATIONAL OFFICE 



765.62 
,500.00 
657.01 



700.00 

1,500.00 

700.00 



65 62* 720.91 

.00 1,500.00 

42.99 629.33 



BLDGS/EQUIP/PROP SUPPOR 
005905 ASSOC/RETREAT PROP INS 
005910 GBA BLDG/PROPERTY MAINT 
005915 GBA BLDG UTILITIES 
005920 JANITOR/KITCHEN SUPPLIES 
ROBTS RET UTILITIES/OPER 
ROBTS RET MAINT/DEV 
RESERVE CONTINGENCY FUND 



005925 
0C5926 
005930 



TOTAL BLDGS/EQUIP/PROP SUPPOR 





00 


691 


86 


83 


48 


557 


63 


45 


14 


133 


93 


1,512 


04 



3,737.34 
2,503.85 
17,778.97 
1,975.16 
5,684.16 
1,927.13 
133.93 



4, 800. 
2,000. 



2,000. 
6,000. 



1,062 


66 


503 


85- 


2,978 


97- 


24 


84 


315 


84 


1,072 


87 


866 


07 


140 


54- 



1,062.66 
503.85+ 

2,978.97* 
24.84 
315.84 

1,072.87 
866.07 



4,977.84 
2,599.48 
16,156.62 
2,526.25 
5,567.89 
4,199.77 



TOTAL EXPENSES 



466,370.52 



517,181.38 



460,427.28 



NET TOTALS 



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ASSOCIATION 


















Y-T-; 


D SUMMARY OF DESIGNATED ACCOUNTS 




















ALL FUNDS & 


DEPTS 




















REPORT DATE: 10/01/1999 








'• 










BEGINNING 


DESIGNATED 


DESIGNATED 


CREDIT 


DEBIT 




ENDING 






BALANCE 


REVENUES 


EXPENSES 


ADJUSTMENTS 


ADJUSTMENTS 


BALANCE 


DESIGNATED 






















WORLD MISSION MINISTRIE' 






















OOailO HISPANIC MISSION 


MTD 


2,500.00 


.00 


2,250.80 




.00 




24 9 


.20 


.00 




YTD 


.00 


3,300.00 


3,050.80 




.00 




249 


.20 


.00 


008115 CREEKSIDE MISSION/GEN. 


KTD 


661.63 


.00 


.00 




.00 






.00 


661.63 




YTD 


1,237.73 


206.00 


782.10 




.00 






.00 


661.63 


008116 CREEKSIDE MISSION/LIT. 


MTD 


156.00 


.00 


.00 




.00 






.00 


156.00 




YTD 


.00 


156.00 


.00 




.00 






.00 


156.00 


008120 LANGUAGE MISSIONS 


MTD 


866.01- 


.00 


400.00 


2 


,333.32 






.00 


1,067.31 




YTD 


1,583.98 


3,883.33 


5,733.32 


2 


,333.32 






.00 


1,067.31 


008121 KOREAN MISSION 


MTD 


4,332.32 


333.33 


.00 




.00 


2 


,333 


.32 


2,332.33 




YTD 


1,999.04 


3,999.97 


1,333.36 




.00 


2 


,333 


.32 


2,332.33 


008125 NEW TESTAMENT FULL GOSPELMTD 


.00 


166.67 


.00 




.00 






.00 


166.67 




YTD 


499.97 


1,666.70 


2,000.00 




.00 






.00 


166.67 


008130 MISSION TRIP NEW YORK 


MTD 


1,625.61 


.00 


1,625.61 




.00 






.00 


.00 




YTD 


300.00 


20,228.19 


20,585.61 




57.42 






.00 


.00 


008135 DISASTER RELIEF 


MTD 


5,333.99 


2,678.00 


830.00 




.00 






.00 


7,181.99 




YTD 


4,968.99 


11,891.67 


9,678.67 




.00 






.00 


7,181.99 


008140 WORLD MISSION CELEBRATIONWTD 


.00 


.00 


.00 




.00 






.00 


.00 




YTD 


2,836.15 


32,458.80 


27,011.08 




421.23 


8 


,705 


.10 


.00 


00814 5 STRATEGY PLANNING 


MTD 


1,000.00 


.00 


.00 




.00 






.00 


1,000.00 




YTD 


1,000.00 


.00 


.00 




.00 






.00 


1,000.00 


008150 MISSION TRIP/ROMANIA 


MTD 


.00 


.00 


.00 




.00 






.00 


.00 




YTD _ 


.00 


5,135.56 


5,135.56 




.00 






.00 


.00 


TOTAL wnRIJ) MISSION MINISTRIE 


MTD 


14,743.54 


3,178.00 


5,106.41 


2 


.333.32 


2 


,582 


.52 


12,565.93 




YTD 


14,425.86 


82,926.22 


76,310.50 


2 


,811.97 


11 


,287 


.62 


12,565.93 


CHURCH t C0M1DNITY/EVAH 






















008225 FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST CHURCHMTD 


300.00 


228.17 


.00 




.00 






.00 


528.17 




YTD 


1,200.00 


2,281.70 


2,953.53 




.00 






.00 


528.17 


008230 REHOBETH SOPPOTT 


MTD 


499.97 


166.67 


.00 




.00 






.00 


666.64 




YTD 


833.31 


1,666.70 


1,833.37 




.00 






.00 


666.64 



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Y-T-D SUMMARY OF DESIGNATED ACCOUNTS 

ALL FUNDS & DEPTS 

REPORT DATE: 10/01/1999 



008235 BLACK PASTOR MTGS 



008240 CORRECTIONAL MINISTRY 



008245 APARTMENT MINISTRY 



008249 CCM-DIRECTOR 



008250 CCM- DESIGNATED 



008251 CCM-FOOD 



008255 FEMA - CCM 





BEGINNING 


DESIGNATED 


DESIGNATED 


CREDIT 




DEBIT 




ENDING 




BALANCE 


REVENUES 


EXPENSES 


ADJUSTMENTS 


ADJUSTMENTS 


BALANCE 


MTD 




432.54 




.00 




.00 






00 




.00 


432. S4 


YTD 




432.54 




.00 




.00 






00 




.00 


432.54 


MTD 




789.37 




300.00 




595.00 






00 




.00 


494.37 


YTD 




864.44 




330.00 




700.07 






00 




.00 


494.37 


MTD 




.00 




.00 




.00 


2 


500 


00 




.00 


2,500.00 


YTD 




.00 




.00 




.00 


2 


500 


00 




.00 


2,500.00 


MTD 




.00 




.00 




.00 






00 




.00 


.00 


YTD 


5 


357.14 




.00 




.00 






00 


5,357 


.14 


.00 


MTD 


18 


285.69 


1 


384.63 


3 


244.90 






00 




.00 


16,425.42 


YTD 


21 


636.69 


26 


241.89 


30 


771 89 






00 


681 


.27 


16,425.42 


MTD 


8 


212.51 




50.00 




.00 






00 




.00 


8,262.51 


YTD 


6 


421.51 


2 


941.00 


1 


100.00 






00 




.00 


6,262.51 


MTD 




.00 




.00 




.00 






00 




.00 


.00 


YTD 




.00 




.00 


5 


132.00 


5 


132 


00 




00 


.00 



008260 YOUTH CRUSADE 



008265 CAROWINDS PROJECT 



008270 CJ 2000 



008275 ASSOCIATIONAL VIDEO 



008285 MARCH FOR JESUS 



MTD 


1,905 


34 


.00 




.00 




.00 




.00 


1,905.34 


YTD 


2,701 


38 


.00 


796 


.04 




.00 




.00 


1,905.34 


MTD 


422 


24 


.00 




.00 




.00 




.00 


422.24 


YTD 


422 


24 


.00 




.00 




.00 




.00 


422.24 


MTD 


1,112 


06 


.00 




.00 




.00 




.00 


1,112.06 


YTD 


997 


75 


1.196.17 


1,000 


.00 




.00 


81 


.86 


1,112.06 


MTD 




00 


6,152.48 




00 




.00 




.00 


6,152.48 


YTD 




00 


6,152.48 




00 




.00 




.00 


6,152.48 


MTD 


54 


42 


.00 




00 




.00 




.00 


54.42 


YTD 


54 


42 


.00 




.00 




.00 




.00 


54.42 


MTD 


32,014 


14 


8,281.95 


3,839 


.90 


2,500 


00 




.00 


38,956.19 


YTD 


40,921 


42 


40,809.94 


44,286 


90 


7,632 


00 


6,120 


.27 


38,956.19 



PROGRAM ORGANIZ/EDUCATI 

008310 SECRETARIES FELLOWSHIf 



008316 VMU/SCHOLARSHIPS 



MTD 


93.04 


.00 


YTD 


93.04 


.00 


MTD 


21.44- 


310.00 


YTD 


523.16 


1,565.40 



288.56 
288.56 



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Y-T-D SUMMARY OF DESIGNATED ACCOUNTS 

ALL FUNDS i DEPTS 

REPORT DATE; 10/01/1999 



008317 WMU/W CORK CTR-CHRISTMAS MTD 
YTD 



BEGINNING 


DESIGNATED 


DESIGNATED 


CREDIT 


DEBIT 


ENDING 


BALANCE 


REVENUES 


EXPENSES 


ADJUSTMENTS 


ADJUSTMENTS 


BALANCE 


200.00 


,00 


.00 


.00 


.00 


200.00 


450.00 


.00 


250.00 


.00 


.00 


200.00 



308318 WMU/WORLD DAY OF PRAYER MTD 
YTD 



008319 WMU/MUNDO VISTA 



MTD 
YTD 



008337 SEM. EXT. /SCHOLARSHIP MTD 
YTD 



008340 RE VISION PROJ - BSC 



308345 PACT STUDIES - BSC 



MTD 




552.00 




.00 




.00 


.00 


YTD 




552.00 




.00 




.00 


.00 


MTD 


1 


,200.00 




.00 




.00 


.00 


YTD 


1 


,200.00 




.00 




.00 


.00 


MTD 


2 


,403.60 


310 


.00 




.00 


.00 


YTD 


3 


,323.20 


2,494 


.82 


3,104 


.42 


929.42 



1,200.00 
1,200.00 



2,713.60 
2,713.60 



LEADER. DEV/ PLAN/ FELLOW 

008485 MINISTERIAL RELIEF 



MTD 1,913.26 
YTD 1,913.26 



TOTAL LEADER. DEV/ PLAN/ FELLOW MTD 1,913.26 
YTD 1,913.26 



1 


,913 


.26 


1 


,913 


,26 


1 


,913 


,26 


1 


,913 


,26 



iLDGS/EQUIP/PROP SUPPOR 








008925 ROBERTS RETREAT 


MTD 


10 


,500.12 




YTD 


11 


,020.66 


008927 LAKE 


MTD 




.00 




YTD 




.00 


008929 ROBERTS RETREAT/REC 


FIELDMTD 




370.35 




YTD 




370.35 


008940 OFFICE RENOVATIONS 


MTD 


3 


,565.40 




YTD 


' 


,411.95 


008945 MEDIA EQUIPMENT 


MTD 




.00 




YTD 


1 


,000.00 



10,500,12 
10,500.12 



370.35 
370.35 



3,565.40 
3,565.40 



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GASTON BAPTIST 


ASSOCIATION 












Y-T- 


D SlMttRY OF DESIGNATED ACCOUNTS 














ALL FONDS i 


DEPTS 




•• 










REPORT DATE: 10/01/1999 












BEGINNING 


DESIGNATED 


DESIGNATED 


CREDIT 


DEBIT 


ENDING 




MTD 


BALANCE 


REVENUES 


EXPENSES 


ADJUSTMENTS 




BALANCE 


TOTAL BLDGS/EQOIP/PROP SUPPOR 


14,435.87 


.00 


.00 


.00 


.00 


14,435.87 




YTD 


16,802.96 


26,765.04 


29,132.13 


.00 


.00 


14,435.87 


TOTAL DESIGNATED 


MTD 


65,510.41 


11,769.95 


8,946.31 


4,833.32 


2,582.52 


70,584.85 




YTD 


77,386.70 


152,996.02 


152,833.95 


11.373.39 


18,337.31 


70,584.85 



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CHURCH CONTRIBUTION 



GASTON BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



ASSOCIATIONAL CONTRIBUTORS 
REPORT DATE: 1999 OCT 



CHURCH 
NUMBER 



CHURCH NAME/CITY/STATE 



YEAR-TO-DATE 
1998/99 



YEAR-TO-DATE 
1997/98 



0000001 
0000002 
0000003 



0000008 
0000009 
0000010 
0000011 
0000012 
0000013 



0000021 
0000022 
0000023 
0000024 
0000027 
0C00093 
0000028 
0000029 
0000038 
0000004 
C000082 
0000030 
0000032 
0000117 
0000005 
0000007 
0000019 
0000025 
0000039 
0000046 
0000054 
0000060 
0000088 
C000033 
0000034 
0000035 
0000113 
0000037 
0000040 
0000041 
CC00042 
C000043 
0000044 
0000045 



Alexander Memorial Bapt . Church - Belmont, NC 

Alexis Baptist Church - Alexis, NC 

Anthony Grove Baptist Church - Crouae, NC 

Berea Baptist Church - Gastonia, NC 

Bethany Baptist Church - Gastonia, NC 

Bethel Baptist Church - Gastonia, NC 

Bethlehem Baptist - Gastonia, NC 

Bingham Memorial Baptist Church - Bessemer City, NC 

Brookleigh Baptist Church - Gastonia, NC 

Calvary Baptist Church - Gastonia, NC 

Catawba Heights Baptist Church - Belmont, NC 

Cedar Grove Baptist Church - Gastonia, NC 

Centerview Baptist Church - Belmont, NC 

Chapel Baptist Church - Mt. Holly, NC 

Chapel Grove Baptist Church - Gastonia, NC 

Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church - Kings Mountain, NC 

Christ Community Baptist Church - Gastonia, NC 

Community Baptist Church - Dallas, NC 

Covenant Baptist Church - Gastonia, NC 

Creekside Baptist Mission - Bessemer City, NC 

Crowders Mountain Baptist Church - Kings Mountain, N 

Dallas Baptist Church - Dallas, NC 

Davis Memorial Baptist Church - Gastonia, NC 

East Baptist Church - Gastonia - Gastonia, NC 

East Belmont Baptist Church - Belmont, NC 

East Garrison Baptist Church - Gastonia, NC 

Fairview Baptist Church - Gastonia, NC 

Faith Baptist Church - Gastonia - Gastonia, NC 

Fellowship Baptist Church - Iron Station, NC 

First Baptist Church - Belmont - Belmont, NC 

Bessemer - Bessemer City, NC 
Cherryville - Cherryville, NC 
Cramerton - Cramerton, NC 
Gastonia - Gastonia, NC 
High Shoals - High Shoals, NC 
Lowell - Lowell, NC 
Mt. Holly - Mt. Holly, NC 
Stanley - Stanley, NC 



First Baptist Church 

First Baptist Church 

First Baptist Church 

First Baptist Church 

First Baptist Church 

First Baptist Church 

First Baptist Church 

First Baptist Church 

Flint Groves Baptist Church - Gastonia, NC 

Fraley Memorial Baptist Church - Lowell, NC 

Friendly Baptist Church - Lincolnton, NC 

Friendship Baptist Church - Belmont, NC 

Gaston Baptist Church - Dallas, NC 

Gateway Baptist Church - Gastonia, NC 

Grace Baptist Church - Gastonia - Gastonia, 

Grace Baptist Church - Mt . Holly - Mt. Holly 

Hardin Baptist Church - Dallas, NC 

Harmony Baptist Church - Bessemer City, NC 

Hickory Grove Baptist Church - Gastonia, NC 



86.37 
50.00 
834.20 
383.37 
110.52 
397.65 
69.82 



318.67 
810.00 



207.67 
272.95 
281.64 



227 




673 












245 




.,833 




174 




131 




794 




,,104 




650 




,042 








266 




99 








435 




910. 




605, 




83, 




833, 





2,400.00 
11,568.86 
1,200,00 
2,901,08 



3,758.31 
1,255.52 
1,150.00 

10,135.44 
4,600.00 
1,479.40 
4,032.98 
74 8.05 

15,000.00 
2,950.00 
200.00 
4,240.12 
3,480.00 
251.56 
1,200.00 
2,949.89 
2,858,78 
1,969.85 
3,150.00 
3,945.13 
3,980.00 
780.00 
2,849.65 
9,228.06 
5,200.00 
9,126.28 
3,138.42 

18,117.81 
1,731.24 
1,884.73 

10,714.32 

14,386.39 
6,441.78 

12,670.00 
1,000.00 
3,257.81 
1,239.08 
597,94 
5,713,67 
7,751,70 
6,961.14 
1,050.00 
7,604.02 





,498 


.74 




,025 


.00 




,388 


.04 




,351 


.63 




,485 


.03 




,565 


.45 




415 


.40 


17 


,710 


.00 




,400 


.00 
.00 




,446 


.19 




,604 


.00 




342 


.44 




705 


.00 




,109 


.47 




,822 


.00 




,746 


.87 




,419 


,00 




,229 


,12 




.302 


.00 




,040 


.00 




,752 


.68 




,498 


.77 




,200 


.00 




,467 


.72 




,535 


.10 




,661 


.23 




940 


.45 




,408 


.06 




,856 


.53 


12, 


,723 


.95 


12, 


,723 


.99 


10, 


,500 


.00 




400 


.00 




,237 


.96 




,221 


.62 




308 


,22 




,688 


,69 




,810, 


,12 




,643, 


,73 




,011, 


,00 


8, 


,482, 


,89 



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ASSOCIATIONAL CONTRIBUTORS 
REPORT DATE: 1999 OCT 



CHURCH 
NUMBER 



CHURCH NAME/CITY/STATE 



YEAR -TO -DATE 
1998/99 



YEAR -TO -DATE 
1997/98 



0000047 
0000121 
0000048 
0000119 
0000049 
0000112 
0000050 
0000074 
0000051 
0000052 
0000053 
0000107 
0000055 
0000114 
0000058 
0000059 
0000062 
0000110 
0000108 
0000064 
0000065 
0000066 
0000067 
0000120 
0000068 
0000069 
0000106 
0000070 
0000071 
0000072 
0000073 
0000075 
0000076 
0000118 
0000077 
0000078 
0000079 
0000084 
0000080 



0000122 
0000083 
0000116 
0000115 
0000085 
0000086 
0000087 



Hillview Baptist Church - Dallas, NC 

Hispanic Mission - Cherryville, NC 

Holland Memorial Baptist Church - Bessemer City, ^ 

Korean Mission - Gastonia, NC 

Lakeview Baptist Church - McAdenville, NC 

Laotian Mission - Belmont, NC 

Laurel Wood Baptist Church - Bessemer City, NC 

Lighthouse Baptist Church - Gastonia, NC 

Long Creek Baptist Church - Dallas, NC 

Loray Baptist Church - Gastonia, NC 

Love Memorial Baptist Church - Gastonia, NC 

Lucia Baptist Church - Stanley, NC 

Macedonia Baptist Church - Gastonia, NC 

McAdenville Baptist Church - McAdenville, NC 

Midway Baptist Church - Gastonia, NC 

Mt. Beulah Baptist Church - Bessemer City, NC 

Mt . Zion Baptist Church - Cherryville, NC 

New Beginning Baptist Church - Gastonia, NC 

New Faith Baptist Church - Stanley, NC 

New Heights Baptist Church - High Shoals, NC 

New Hope Baptist Church - Gastonia, NC 

New Life Baptist Church - Belmont - Belmont, NC 

New Life Baptist Church - Stanley - Stanley, NC 

New Testament - Charlotte, NC 

North Main Street Bapt . Church - Mt . Holly, NC 

Northside Baptist Church - Gastonia, NC 

Northside Baptist Church - Kings Mountain, NC 

Oak Grove Baptist Church - Cherryville, NC 

Oakland Memorial Baptist Church - Lowell, NC 

Parkwood Baptist Church - Gastonia, NC 

Plainview Baptist Church - Dallas, NC 

Rankin Lake Baptist Church - Dallas, NC 

Ranlo Baptist Church - Gastonia, NC 

Rehoboth Baptist Church - Gastonia, NC 

Ridge Baptist Church - Gastonia, NC 

Ridgeview Baptist Church - Mt . Holly, NC 

Riverside Baptist Church - Cramerton, NC 

S. Marietta Street Baptist Church - Gastonia, NC 

Salem Baptist Church - Gastonia, NC 

Sandy Plains Baptist Church - Gastonia, NC 

Second Baptist Church - Cherryville - Cherryville, 

Second Baptist Church - Mt . Holly - Mt . Holly, NC 

Serenity Baptist Church -, 

Shady Grove Baptist Church - Cherryville, NC 

Shuford Memorial Baptist Church - Gastonia, NC 

Solid Rock Baptist Church - Mt Holly, NC 

South Point Baptist Church - Belmont, NC 

Southside Baptist Church - Gastonia, NC 

Springfield Baptist Church - Dallas, NC 



.00 

.00 

.00 

.00 

113.40 

4.76 

.00 

243.27 

367.00 

150.00 



.00 
99.88 
345.23 
788.91 
231.56 
63.47 
302.42 
463.38 
305.41 
97.52 
.00 
.00 
553.33 



.00 
271.38 
205.00 
245.69 
333.33 
100.00 
735.30 

.00 



.00 



133.25 
599.75 
261.00 





816.42 




239.28 




502.32 




111.47 




.00 




505.97 




390.33 




950.00 




870.45 


13 


389.94 




484.20 




147.72 




344.99 




520.19 


10 


081.39 




524.79 




719.96 




199.30 




365.96 


2 


685.18 


1 


277.22 




.00 




747.41 


2 


009.01 


1 


745.50 




100.00 




582.57 




249.97 




329.85 




146.22 




800.00 




.00 




624.63 




483.00 




094.63 




000.00 




212.67 




541.90 




200.00 




600.00 




834.11 


3 


200.00 




108.00 




566.35 


8 


194.40 



1 


382 


10 




110 


61 

00 




146 


35 




079 


96 




650 


00 




293 


21 


11 


658 


15 




279 


17 




715 


68 




432 


70 




386 


58 




885 


33 




611 


45 




902 


71 




064 


69 




043 


26 




215 


79 




475 


77 




75 


00 




602 


35 




94 3 


94 




231 


62 




100 


00 




500 


00 


13 


174 


34 




600 


00 




137 


40 




500 


00 
00 




647 


38 




418 


00 




762 


94 




666 


70 




442 


69 




498 


99 




200 


00 




600 


00 
00 




250 


00 




223 


00 




579 


04 




412 


38 




742 


00 



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GASTON BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



ASSOCIATIONAL CONTRIBUTORS 
REPORT DATE: 19 99 OCT 



CHURCH 








YEAR -TO -DATE 


YEAR -TO -DATE 


NUMBER 


CHURCH NAME/CITY/STATE 


1999 OCT 


1998/99 


1997/98 


0000089 


Stowe Memorial Baptise Church - Belmont, NC 




00 


.00 


.00 


0000090 


Sunnyside Baptist Church - Bessemer City. NC 


211 


59 


2,422.92 


2,238.01 


0000091 


Sunset Forest Baptist Church - Gastonia, NC 




00 


3,503.76 


2,358.64 


0000092 


Sunset Lane Baptist Church - Bessemer City, NC 




00 


1,820.00 


1,820.00 


0000094 


Taylor Memorial Baptist Church - Gastonia, NC 


216 


98 


2,919.47 


2,549.26 


0000095 


Temple Baptist Church - Gastonia, NC 


145 


57 


1,927 12 


1,768.96 


0000031 


True Faith Baptist Church - Hickory, NC 


322 


00 


670.00 


.00 


0000097 


Tuckaseege Baptist Church - Mt . Holly, NC 




00 


5,466.70 


6,230.30 


0000098 


Union Road Baptist Church - Gastonia, NC 




00 


1,088.13 


3,654.26 


0000099 


United Baptist Church - Gastonia, NC 


313 


45 


3,629.58 


3,493.09 


0000100 


Unity Baptist Church - Belmont Belmont, NC 


500 


25 


7,777.53 


5,440.65 


OOOOIUI 


Unity Baptist Church - Gastonia - Gastonia, NC 


447 


46 


5,670.74 


5,850 58 


0000102 


Victory Baptist Church - Gastonia, NC 


122 


26 


1,803.39 


1,570.21 


OU00036 


Vietnamese Mission - Gastonia, NC 




00 


00 


uo 


0000103 


Walnut Grove Baptist Church - Dallas, NC 


120 


83 


1,44 9.96 


1,449.96 


0000026 


West Cramerton Baptist Church - Cramerton, NC 


96 


45 


1,418.04 


1,475.15 


0000104 


West Franklin Avenue Bapt - Church - Gastonia, NC 


401 


67 


4,366.74 


4,739.12 


0000056 


Westview Baptist - Gastonia, NC 


260 


05 


3,660.66 


3.240.54 


0000105 


Woodlawn Baptist Church - Lowell, NC 


558 


00 


7,270 82 


5 239 53 






28,513 


86 


417,393 43 


413.644,66 



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PROPOSED BUDGET 

(FOR 1999-2000) 











GASTON BAPTIST 


ASSOCIATION 


















DETAILED ANALYSIS OF PROPOSED BUDGET 




















(12/12)12 


MONTHS 




















ALL FUNDS f. DEPTS 




















REPORT DATE: 


10/31/1999 












ACCOUNT 


YEAR TO DATE 


BUDGET TO 


ANNUAL 


OVER ( + ) 




PROPOSED 




* CHANGE 






(THIS YEAR) 


DATE 




BUDGET 


BUDGET - YEAR 


BUDGET 




IN BUDGETS 


INCOME 






















RECEIPTS /GENERAL 






















004010 


BUDGET (NONDESIGNATED) 


417,394 


43 


467,681 


38 


467,681.38 


50,286 


95 


463,665 


27 


-.86% 


004015 


EVANGELISM 


1,000 


00 


5,600 


00 


5,600.00 


4,600 


00 


4,600 


00 


-17.86% 


004020 


BSC COOP FOR CCM 


5,093 


39 


5,000 


00 


5,000.00 


83 


39 + 


4,500 


00 


-10.00% 


004025 


SUMMER MISSIONARIES 


2,400 


00 


2,400 


00 


2,400.00 




00 




00 


-100.00% 


004030 


STUDENT MINISTRIES 


1,000 


00 


1,000 


00 


1,000.00 




00 


500 


00 


-50.00% 


004031 


STATE MISSIONS OFFERING 


4,414 


85 


4,000 


00 


4,000.00 


414 


85 + 


4,000 


00 


.00% 


004035 


SALES i USE TAXES 


3,023 


70 


2,500 


00 


2,500.00 


523 


70 + 


2,500 


00 


.00% 


004040 


SEMINARY EXT. 


3,827 


00 


3,000 


00 


3,000.00 


827 


00 + 


4,300 


00 


43.33% 


004041 


APARTMENT MINISTRY 




00 




00 


.00 




00 




00 


.00% 


004042 


MISC - FLOW THRU 


5,703 


12 




00 


.00 


5,703 


12 + 




00 


.00% 


004043 


RECREATION FEE 


19,460 


00 


21,000 


00 


21,000.00 


1,540 


00 


21,000 


00 


.00% 


004045 


LOCAL MISSIONS 


1,249 


97 


1,500 


00 


1,500.00 


250 


03 


1,000 


00 


-33.33% 


004050 


INTEREST - BBStT/CHECKING 


3,070 


80 


3,500 


00 


3,500.00 


429 


20 


3,300 


00 


-5.71% 


004055 


BIVOCATIONAL CONF/EXP 




00 




00 


.00 




00 


500 


00 


100.00% 


004060 


MINISTER/SPOUSE FELLOWSHI 




00 




00 


.00 




00 


300 


00 


100.00% 


004065 


CORRECTIONAL MINISTRY 




00 




00 


.00 




00 


1,000 


00 


100.00% 




467,627 


26 


517,181 


38 


517,181.38 


49,554 


12 


511,165 


27 


-1.16% 


CD- 


INTEREST INCOME 






















004064 


CD/ INTEREST 
AL RECEIPTS/GENERAL 


4,594 


55 




00 


.00 


4,594 


55 + 




00 


.00% 




4,594 


55 




00 


.00 


4,594 


55 + 




00 


.00% 


TOT 


472,221 


81 


517,181 


38 


517,181.38 


44,959 


57 


511,165 


27 


-1.16% 


RECEIPTS/MISSIONS 






















004109 


VIETNAMESE MISSION 




00 




00 


.00 




00 


5,000 


00 


100.00% 


004110 


LAOTION MISSION 




00 




00 


.00 




00 


3,800 


00 


100.00% 


004120 


KOREAN MISSION 




00 




00 


.00 




00 


5,666 


66 


100. OOi 


004125 


HISPANIC MISSION 




00 




00 


.00 




00 


5,000 


00 


100.00% 


004126 


ROHOBETH BAPTIST CHURCH 
AL RECEIPTS/MISSIONS 




00 




00 


.00 




00 


2,833 


34 


100.00% 


TOT 




00 




00 


.00 




00 


22,300 


00 


.00% 


TOTAL INCOME 


472,221 


81 


517,181 


38 


517,181.33 


44,959 


57 


533,465 


27 


3.15% 



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GASTON BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

DETAILED ANALYSIS OF PROPOSED BUDGET 

(12/12) 12 MONTHS 

ALL FUNDS i DEPTS 

REPORT DATE: 10/31/1999 



EAR TO DATE 


BUDGET TO 


ANNUAL 


OVER(-.) 


PROPOSED 


% CHANGE 


(THIS YEARI 


DATE 


BUDGET 


BUDGET - YEAR 


BUDGET 


IN BUDGETS 



WORLD MISSION MINISTRIE 



005100 


FOREIGN MISSION PARTNERS 


1 


,''■75 


.00 


2 


,000 


.00 


2 


,000.00 


005105 


HOME MISSION PARTNERS 


1 


,000 


.00 


1 


,000 


.00 


1 


,000.00 


005106 


LOCAL MISSIONS 




283 


.33- 


1 


,500 


.00 


1 


,500.00 


005109 


VIETNAMESE MISSION 




440 


.50- 




500 


.00 




500.00 


005110 


LAOTIAN MISSION 


2 


,400 


.00 


2 


,400 


.00 


2 


,400.00 


005111 


LAND RE- PAYMENT 


6 


,000 


.00 


6 


,000 


.00 


6 


,000.00 


005115 


MULTI HOUS MISS/CREEKSIDE 


3 


,071 


.05 


3 


,000 


.00 


3 


,000.00 


005120 


KOREAN MISSION 


3 


,666 


.63 


4 


,000 


.00 


4 


,000.00 


005125 


HISPANIC MISSION 






.00 




300 


.00 




300.00 


005126 


ROHOBETH BAPTIST CHURCH 






.00 






.00 




.00 


005130 


EVANGELISM/ PRAYER PROGRAM 


4 


,161 


.19 


15 


,500 


.00 


15 


,500.00 


005140 


WORLD MISSION CELEBRATION 
'AL WORLD MISSION MINISTRIE 


1 


,235 


.29 


6 


,500 


.00 


6 


,500.00 


TOT 


22 


,585 


.33 


42 


,700 


.00 


42, 


,700.00 



1,783.33 
940.50 



71.05* 
333.37 



11,338.61 
5,264.71 



2,000.00 
1,000.00 



3,200.00 
9,666.66 
6, 500. 00 
2,833.34 



13,940 



-33 


.33% 


1500 


.00% 


158 


.33% 


-100 


.00% 


6 


.67% 


141 


.67% 


2066 


,67% 


100 


,00% 


-10 


.06% 


-100 


,00% 



CHURCH & COMMUNITY/ EVAN 

005205 BAPTIST SOCIAL MINISTRY 

005210 VOLUNTEER PROGRAM 

005215 BIBLES/TRACTS/TEACH AIDS 

005220 MEDICAL/DENTAL VAN (2) 

005230 SUM MISSION SUPPLIES 

005235 CHRISTIAN LIFE i PUBLIC 

005240 CORRECTIONAL MINISTRIES 

005242 POLICE CHAPLAINCY 

005250 NURSES FELLOWSHIP 

C05255 SENIOR ADULT MINISTRY 

005260 SINGLE ADULT MINISTRY 

C0526S FAMILY MINISTRY 

005270 FAMILY COUNSELING CENTER 

005275 "FAMILY FEST" 

TOTAL CHURCH & COMMUNITY/EVAN 



12,071.33 
1,485.75 
392.80 
471.80 
65.16 
14.35 
31.77 
250.00 



2,057.34 
1,785.66 



20,681.98 



14,50 
1,50 



300.00 
250.00 
250.00 
250.00 
100. 00 
,200.00 
500.00 
, 500.00 
, 500.00 



14,500. 
1,500. 



250. 
250. 
250. 
100. 



2,428 


.67 


10,000.00 


14 


.25 


1,350.00 


7 


.20 


340.00 


628 


.20 


.00 


234 


.84 


255.00 


235 


.65 


212.50 


218 


.23 


1,000.00 




.00 


340.00 


100 


.00 


85.00 


606 


.02* 


1,700.00 


250 


.00 


425.00 


557 


.34* 


1,700.00 


285 


.66* 


595.00 


2,000 


.00 


.00 


4,668 


.02 


18,002.50 





.03% 




.00% 




.00% 


■100 


.00% 




.00% 




.00% 


300 


.00% 




.00% 




.00% 




,67% 




,00% 




33% 


-60, 


,33% 


■100 


,00% 



PROGRAM ORGANIZ/EDUCATI 

005305 SUNDAY SCHOOL 

005310 DISCIPLESHIP TRAINING 

005315 WOMEN'S MISSIONARY UNION 

005320 BAPTIST MEN 

005325 YOUTH MINISTRY 

005330 STUDENT MINISTRIES 

005335 SEMINARY EXT 

005340 STEWARDSHIP PROMOTION 



2,951 


.58 


6.800 


.00 


6,800 


.00 


3,848 


.42 


6,800 


.00 


.00% 


131 


.94 


500 


.00 


500 


.00 


366 


.06 


425 


.00 


-15.00% 


3,245 


.29 


4,200 


.00 


4,200 


.00 


954 


.71 


4,250 


.00 


1.19% 


623 


.44 


900 


.00 


900 


.00 


276 




765 


.00 


-15.00% 


1,982 


.11 


2,100 


.00 


2,100 


.00 


117 




3,000 


.00 


42.86% 


1,265 


.51 


1,800 


,00 


1,800 


.00 


534 




1,275 


.00 


-29.17% 


.3,721 


.89 


6,000 


,00 


6,000 


.00 


7,721 


.69* 


6,800 


.00 


13.33% 


6 


.24 


700 


,00 


700 


.00 


693 




425 


,00 


-39.29% 



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DETAILED ANALYSIS OF PROPOSED BUDGET 

(12/12)12 MONTHS 

ALL FUNDS & DEPTS 

REPORT DATE: 10/31/1999 



005345 MUSIC MINISTRY 

005350 LIBRARY/MEDIA CENTER 

005355 LITERATURE & CURRICULUM 

005356 MEDIA TRAINING 
005360 RECREATION EXPENSES 

TOTAL PROGRAM ORGANIZ/EDUCATI 



YEAR TO DATE 


BUDGET TO 


ANNUAL 




OVER(*) 




PROPOSED 


% 


CHANGE 


(THIS YEAR) 


DATE 




BUDGET 




BUDGET - YEAR 


BUDGET 


IN 


BUDGETS 


117 


.46 


2.000. 


00 


2,000 


.00 


1,882 


.54 


1,700.00 




-15.00% 


4,923 


.22 


4,600. 


00 


4,600 


.00 


323 


.22 + 


3,200.00 




-30.43% 


79 


.35 


250. 


00 


250. 


.00 


170 


.65 


340.00 




36.00% 


398 


.87 


1,200. 


,00 


1,200. 


.00 


801 


.13 


1,700.00 




41.67% 


19,920 


.72 


21,000. 


,00 


21,000. 


.00 


1,079 


.28 


21,000.00 




.00% 


49,367 


.62 


52,050. 


00 


52,050 


.00 


2,682 


.38 


51,680.00 


-.71% 



LEADER. DEV/ PLAN/ FELLOW 



005405 
005406 
005408 
005410 
005415 
005420 
005425 
005430 
005435 
005440 
005445 
005450 
005455 
005460 
005462 
005465 
005480 
005485 
005490 



STAFF DEVELOPMENT 
CHURCH DEVELOPMENT 
SPECIALIZED TRNG 
COMMITTEE TRNG/DEV/PLAN 
CONV/CONF/MATLS-EX DIR 
CONV/CONF/MATLS -CDD 
CONVENTION CONFERENCE -CCM 
NORTH AMERICAN MISS. TRNG 
KEY LEADERSHIP TRAINING 
ANNUAL MEETINGS 
EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETINGS 
MINISTERS CONF.EXP/PROG 
MINISTERS FELLOWSHIP/RET 
MIN/SPOUSES FELLOWSHIP 
BIVOCATIONAL CONF/EXP 
CHURCH SECRETARIES ORG 
PUBLIC RELATIONS/HOSPIT 
MINISTERIAL RELIEF/EMERG 
SPECIAL RECEPTIONS 



TOTAL LEADER. DEV/ PLAN/ FELLOW 



1,669 


.60 


1,400. 


00 


1,400 


,00 


269 


,60-f 


2,125 


.00 


51 


.79% 


140. 


.00 




.00 




.00 


140 


,00 + 


595 


.00 


100 


.00% 


876 


.46 


800. 


,00 


800 


.00 


76 


,46* 


850 


.00 


6 


.25% 


1,963 


.38 


1,500. 


,00 


1,500 


.00 


463 


,38* 


1,700 


.00 


13 


.33% 


3,105. 


.17 


3,800. 


00 


3,800 


.00 


694 


,83 


3,315 


.00 


-12 


.76% 


1,809 


.81 


2,300. 


,00 


2,300 


.00 


490 


.19 


2,040 


.00 


-11 


.30% 


21 


.00 


650. 


,00 


650 


.00 


629 


,00 


595 


.00 


-8 


.46% 


513 


.52 


2,000. 


,00 


2,000 


.00 


1.486 


.48 


1,700 


.00 


-15 


.00% 


207 


.76 


300 


,00 


300 


.00 


92 


.24 


212 


.50 


-29 


.17% 


1,398 


.80 


1,800. 


,00 


1,800 


.00 


401 


.20 


1,700 


.00 


-5 


.56% 


90 


.00 


200. 


00 


200 


,00 


110 


.00 


340 


.00 


70 


.00% 


321 


.06 


800. 


00 


800 


,00 


478 


.94 


680 


.00 


-15 


.00% 


1,368 


.02 


1,000. 


,00 


1,000 


,00 


368 


.02* 


850 


.00 


-15 


.00% 


538 


.50 


600. 


,00 


600 


,00 


61 


.50 


765 


.00 


27 


.50% 




.00 




,00 




,00 




.00 


500 


.00 


100 


.00% 


646 


.85 


600. 


,00 


600 


,00 


46 


.85* 


510 


.00 


-15 


.00% 


2,070 


.49 


2,300. 


,00 


2,300 


,00 


229 


.51 


2,720 


.00 


18 


.26% 


145 


.08 


900 


,00 


900 


,00 


754 


.92 


765 


.00 


-15 


.00% 


257 


.17 


300. 


,00 


300 


,00 


42 


.83 


255 


.00 


-15 


.00% 


17,142 


.67 


- 21,250. 


,00 


21,250 


.00 


4,107 


.33 


22,217 


.50 


4 


.55% 



ASSOC PERSONNEL COMPENS 
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 
005610 SALARY-ED 
005615 HOUSING/UTILITIES-ED 



CHURCH DEVELOPMENT DIR 
305630 SALARY-CDD 
305635 HOUSING/UTILITIES-CDD 



30,580.32 
19,584.72 



22,399.12 
14,260.08 



30,580.20 
19,584.60 



22,389.15 
14,260.05 



30,580.20 
19,584.60 



22,389.15 
14,260.05 



31,497 


.61 


3.00% 


20,172 


.14 


3.00% 


51,669 


" 


3.00% 


23,060 


.82 


3.00% 


14,687 


.85 


3.00% 



CH & COMM MIN DIR/FAM C 
305650 SALARY-CCM 



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GASTON BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

DETAILED ANALYSIS OF PROPOSED BUDGET 

(12/12)12 MONTHS 

ALL FUNDS i DEPTS 

REPORT DATE: 10/31/1999 



YEAR TO DATE 


BUDGET TO 


ANNUAL 


OVER ( + ) 


PROPOSED 


* CHANGE 


(THIS YEAR) 


DATE 


BUDGET 


BUDGET - YEAR 


BUDGET 


IN BUDGETS 



SUPPORT STAFF 

005660 ADMINISTRATIVE ASST 

005662 FINANCIAL SECRETARY 

005663 STAFF SECRETARY 

005664 MEDIA/SECRETARY 

005665 SUPPLY SECRETARY 

005666 RECREATION DIR/PART-TIME 

005667 CUSTODIANS /PART- TIME 

005668 GBA CLERK HONORARIUM 

005669 STUDENT MINISTRIES DIR. 

005670 FINANCIAL DEVELOP DIR. 
005681 SUMMER MISSIONARIES 



TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT 



005672 
005674 
005675 
005676 
005677 
005678 
005679 



EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 
CHURCH DEVELOPMENT DIR 
FINANCIAL DEV. DIRECTOR 
CCM DIRECTOR 

STUDENT MINISTRY DIRECTOR 
WORKERS ON SPECIAL ASSIGN 
RECREATION DIRECTOR 



23,152 


56 


23,152 


50 


23,152.50 




06* 


24,310.13 


5.00% 


18,003 


54 


11,418 


63 


11,418.63 


6,584 


91* 


19,027.19 


66.63% 


13,300 


96 


20,021 


40 


20,021.40 


6,720 


44 


13,256.10 


-33.79% 


6,124 


32 


10,000 


00 


10,000.00 


3,875 


68 


10,943.75 


9.44% 


2,567 


08 


3,000 


00 


3,000.00 


432 


92 


3,000.00 


.00% 


5,592 


40 


5,592 


40 


5,592.40 




00 


5,760.17 


3.00% 


8,213 


00 


10,423 


35 


10,423.35 


2,210 


35 


6,500.00 


-37.64% 




00 


819 


00 


819.00 


819 


00 


.00 


-100.00% 


2,316 


72 


2,625 


00 


2,625.00 


308 


28 


2,704.00 


3.01% 


3,208 


37 


3,500 


00 


3,500.00 


291 


63 


3,605.00 


3.00% 


3,560 


45 


4,800 


00 


4,800.00 


1,239 


55 


4,800.00 


.00% 


86,039 


40 


95,352 


28 


95,352.28 


9,312 


88 


93,906.34 


-1.52% 


4,927 


88 


5,200 


00 


5,200.00 


272 


12 


5,200.00 


.00% 


1,757 


76 


3,600 


00 


3,600.00 


1,842 


24 


3.600.00 


.00% 


88 


38 


400 


00 


400.00 


311 


62 


400.00 


.00% 


783 


12 


500 


00 


500.00 


283 


12* 


750.00 


50.00% 


276 


52 


400 


00 


400.00 


123 


48 


400.00 


.00% 


1,262 


37 


1,100 


00 


1,100.00 


162 


37* 


1,500.00 


36.36% 


623 


12 


700 


00 


700.00 


76 


88 


700.00 


.00% 



EMPLOYEE BENEFITS 
005690 HEALTH, LIFE, i DISABILIT 
005692 FICA TAXES (SUPPORT STAFF) 
C05694 SELF -EMP. TAXES (MIN STAFF) 
005696 RETIREMENT ANNUITY 
C05698 CHRISTMAS BONUS (2%) 



19,660.71 


25,500.00 


25,500.00 


5,839.29 


20,000.00 


-21.57% 


8,193.91 


9,350.00 


9,350.00 


1,156.09 


8,820.00 


-5.67% 


12,078.80 


13,022.10 


13,022.10 


943.30 


13,412.76 


3.00% 


17,878.85 


16,568.00 


16,568.00 


1,310.85* 


19,535.10 


17.91% 


4,087.76 


4,270.00 


4,270.00 


182.24 


4,400.00 


3.04% 



TOTAL ASSOC PERSONNEL COMPENS 268,727.94 



287,031.38 



287,031.38 



287,025.27 



ASSOCIATIONAL OFFICE OP 

005805 OFFICE SUPPLIES 

005810 MONTHLY NEWSLETTER PRINT 

005 815 NEWSLETTER POSTAGE 

005820 CALENDAR PRINTING 

005825 ANNUAL MINUTES 

005835 POSTAGE/BUSINESS EXPENSE 

005840 ASSOCIATIONAL PROMOTION 

005845 NEW EQUIPMENT i MAINT 

005850 CPA FIN REPORTS/AUDIT 



10,665 


83 


10,500 


00 


10,500 


00 


165 


83* 


10,500 


00 


.00% 


13,320 


02 


14,800 


00 


14,800 


00 


1,479 


98 


15,700 


00 


6.08% 


6,555 


23 


7,700 


00 


7,700 


00 


1,144 


77 


7,400 


00 


-3.90% 


376 


85 


400 


00 


400 


00 


23 


15 


1,300 


00 


225.00% 


2,200 


08 


2,200 


00 


2,200 


00 




08* 


2,200 


00 


.00% 


10,500 


66 


8,500 


00 


8,500 


00 


2,000 


66* 


10,000 


00 


17.65% 


1,464 


87 


2,200 


00 


2,200 


00 


735 


13 


3,500 


00 


59.09% 


3,398 


27 


3,300 


00 


3,300 


00 


98 


27* 


3,500 


00 


6.06% 


2,700 


00 


2,700 


00 


2,700 


00 




00 


2,900 


00 


7.41% 



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DATE: 11/03/1999 
TIME: 10:07:33 



GASTON BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

DETAILED ANALYSIS OF PROPOSED BUDGET 

(12/12)12 MONTHS 

ALL FUNDS & DEPTS 

REPORT DATE; 10/31/1999 



005855 COMPUTER SUPPLIES 
005860 COMPUTER EQUIPMENT 
005880 BANK CHARGES 

TOTAL ASSOCIATIONAL OFFICE OP 

BLDGS/EQUIP/PROP SUPPOR 

005905 ASSOC/RETREAT PROP INS 

005910 GBA BLDG/PROPERTY MAINT 

005915 GBA BLDG UTILITIES 

005920 JANITOR/KITCHEN SUPPLIES 

005925 ROBTS RET UTILITIES/OPER 

005926 ROBTS RET MAINT/DEV 
005930 RESERVE CONTINGENCY FUND 

TOTAL BLDGS/EQUIP/PROP SUPPOR 



TOTAL EXPENSES 



NET TOTALS 



EAR TO DATE 


BUDGET TO 


ANNUAL 




OVER ( * ) 


PROPOSED 




% CHANGE 


(THIS YEAR) 


DATE 




BUDGET 




BUDGET 


- YEAR 


BUDGET 




IN BUDGETS 


765 


62 


700 


00 


700 


00 




65.62. 


700 


00 


.00% 


1,500 


00 


1,500 


00 


1,500 


00 




.00 


1,500 


00 


.00* 


611 


65 


700 


00 


700 


00 




88.35 


600 


00 


-14.29* 


54,059 


08 


55,200 


00 


55,200 


00 


1 


140.92 


59,800 


00 


8.33* 


3,737 


34 


4,800 


00 


4,800 


00 


, 


062.66 


4,800 


00 


.00* 


2,503 


85 


2,000 


00 


2,000 


00 




503.85* 


2,500 


00 


25.00* 


17,778 


97 


14,800 


00 


14,800 


00 


2 


978.97. 


20,800 


00 


40.54* 


1,975 


16 


2,000 


00 


2,000 


00 




24.84 


2,000 


00 


.00* 


5,684 


16 


6,000 


00 


6,000 


00 




315.84 


6,300 


00 


5.00* 


1,927 


13 


3,000 


00 


3,000 


00 


1 


072.87 


3,000 


00 


.00* 


133 


93 


1,000 


00 


1,000 


00 




866.07 


1,000 


00 


.00* 


33,740 


54 


33,600 


00 


33,600 


00 




140.54. 


40,400 


00 


20.24* 


466,305 


16 


517,181 


38 


517,181 


38 


50 


876.22 


533,465 


27 


3.15* 


5,916 


65 





















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CHURCH DIRECTORY 

MISSIONS 

Creekside Steve Gregory 

Laotian Judson Lennon 

Korean Jong Moon Son 

Vietnamese Paul TrongLe 

True Faith Allen McCoy 

Life and Truth Hispanic Ruben Garcia 

RETIRED ORDAINED MINISTERS 

(Some retired ministers are available for Interim or Supply) 

Alexis , G. W. Home, Alexis 

Catawba Heights Charles Spence, Mt. Holly 

James Stancil, Belmont 

J. H. Mauldin, Mt. Holly 

AJ. Payne, Mt. Holly 

Community Roland Simmons, Dallas 

Covenant George Pettigrevs^, Gastonia 

East Belmont Elvin Jones, Belmont 

Raymond White, Gastonia 

First, Cramerton Eugene Johns, Belmont 

First, Gastonia John W. Long, Gastonia 

Frank Koger, Gastonia 

Marvin Willis, Gastonia 

First, Lowell Harold Medlock, Gastonia 

First, Mt. Holly Alfred Woolbright, Mt. Holly 

First, Stanley Charles High, Dallas 

, Robert Cloninger, Gastonia 

Friendship : Gerry Davis, Gastonia 

Gaston Hazel Boyd, Gastonia 

Hickory Grove James Pierce, Gastonia 

Long Creek Charles Ledford, Dallas 

Larry McClure, Dallas 

Loray John Bowden, Gastonia 

Mt. Beulah Lee Gregory, Bessemer City 

Mt. Zion James Worth, Pennsylvania 

New Beginning Sidney Oxendine, Gastonia 

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New Hope Robert Summey, Gastonia 

New Life, Belmont Alvin Zeigler, Mt. Holly 

Parkwood B. J. Keller, Gastonia 

M. O. Owens, Gastonia 

Sandy Plains John Kinnaman, Gastonia 

James Barnes, Gastonia 

Second, Mt. Holly James King, Charlotte 

Southside Westle Johnson, York, SC 

Tuckaseege Glenn Caldwell, Gastonia 

Mack Pressley, Belmont 

Victory Ray England, Gastonia 

West Franklin Charles Stewart, Gastonia 

Clarence McMahan, Gastonia 



ORDAINED MINISTERS, NOT SERVING AS PASTORS 
(These are available for supply or interim) 

Chapel Grove Gary Gregg, Gastonia 

Community Curtis England, Gastonia 

East Belmont Bill Miller, Stanley 

First, Gastonia Don Coleman, Gastonia 

Scott Good, Cramerton 

Ed Jackson, Dallas 

Dean Jones, Gastonia 

Randy Jordan, Gastonia 

Ed Richardson, Gastonia 

Richard Spencer, Gastonia 

Dave Morris, McAdenville 

Midway Steve Fain, Gastonia 

Mt. Zion Randy Cox, Cherryville 

New Life, Belmont Terry Thomas, Belmont 

North Main Wayne Wallen, Mt. Holly 

Oakland Memorial David Stevenson, Kings Mountain 

Parkwood Robert Shaw, Gastonia 

Todd Terry, Gastonia 

Tom Parnelle, Gastonia 

Will Martin, Gastonia 

Fred Crisp, Gastonia 

Ray Hardee, Gastonia 

Arthur Mace, Gastonia 

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Sandy Plains Tim Brown, Clover, SC 

Dickie Hannah, Gastonia 

Second, Mt. Holly Robert Deese, Ml. Holly 

South Point Larry Gaddis, Gastonia 

Jack Paramore, Belmont 

Unity, Gastonia Jackie Stafford, Gastonia 

Larry McElreath, Belmont 

Woodlawn Tom Harrison, Gastonia 



MINISTERS LICENSED DURING THE YEAR 

Berea Mike Forrester, Stanley 

Faith Alvin Watkins, Lincolnton 

Lighthouse Tim Rollins, Gastonia 

New Heights Marvin Mauney, Stanley 

Northside, Kings Mountain Jim Belt, Kings Mountain 

Rankin Lake Wayne Carpenter, Bessemer City 



MINISTERS ORDAINED DURING THE YEAR 

Berea Mike Forrester, Stanley 

Bethlehem Walt Griggs, Dallas 

Dale Lawing, Kings Mountain 

Becky H. Hanner, Gastonia 

Matt Vanderbilt, Belmont 

Fraley Memorial Charles Keller, Gastonia 

Hardin Matt Benorden, Mitchell, SD 

Loray Paul Trong Le, Gastonia 

Lucia Frank Basinger 

Midway Steve Fain, Gastonia 

Mt. Zion Ruben Garcia, Vale 

New Life, Belmont ,. Terry Thomas, Belmont 

Northside, Kings Mountain Jim Belt, Kings Mountain 

Rankin Lake Wayne Carpenter, Bessemer City 



ASSOCIATE PASTORS & EDUCATIONAL DIRECTORS 

Alexis Jerry Anderson, Alexis 

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Bethlehem Robbie deMarigny, Gastonia 

Dale Lawing, Kings Mountain 

Catawba Heights Phil Meadows, Belmont 

Chapel Grove Henry M. Johnson, Kings Mountain 

East Belmont Selina Pate, Belmont 

Faith Alvin Watkins, Lincolnton 

First, Belmont Dave Walker, Belmont 

First, Bessemer City Arthur Aumack, Bessemer City 

First, Gastonia Tommy Bratton, Gastonia 

First, Mt. Holly Robert M. Winecoff, Mt. Holly 

First, Stanley Tim Beam, Stanley 

Flint Groves Eddie Sayetta, Gastonia 

Fraley Memorial Ken Faulkenbury, Gastonia 

Gaston Hazel Boyd, Gastonia 

Hardin Thomas Armour, Dallas 

Lucia Gary Ballard, Mt. Holly 

New Faith Leroy Gee, High Shoals 

New Life, Belmont Terry Thomas, Belmont 

Parkwood Kem Lindsay, Gastonia 

Sandy Plains George Griffin, Gastonia 

Second, Mt. Holly Randy Tucker, Belmont 

Shady Grove Robert Redding, Cherryville 

Dale Wimer, Cherryville 

South Marietta William W. Johnston, Gastonia 

Wayne Carpenter, Bessemer City 

South Point = Pat Fletcher, Cramerton 

Sunset Lane Bobby Grigg, Bessemer City 

United Fred Stanford, Cramerton 

Unity, Gastonia Steve Kelly, Gastonia 

Woodlawn Kevin White, Lowell 

Brent Ferguson, Gastonia 



LICENSED MINISTERS 

Alexis Jerry Anderson, Alexis 

Bethlehem Robbie deMarigny, Gastonia 

Chapel Grove Henry M. Johnson, Kings Mountain 

First, Cherryville Perry Holleman, Cherryville 

Fraley Memorial Ken Faulkenbury, Gastonia 

Hardin Thomas Armour, Dallas 

Parkwood Kem Lindsay, Gastonia 



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Thane Kendall, Gastonia 

Sandy Plains George Griffin, Gastonia 

Unity, Gastonia Steve Kelly, Gastonia 

Woodlawn Kevin White, Lowell 

Brent Ferguson, Gastonia 



YOUTH DIRECTORS 

Alexis Scott Jenkins, Alexis 

Bethlehem , Robbie deMarigny, Gastonia 

Calvary A. J. Main, Gastonia, Gastonia 

Catawba Heights Jeremy Russell, Belmont 

Chapel Grove Tommy Jerkins, Gastonia 

Chestnut Ridge Jackie Johnson, Kings Mountain 

Community Charles Dailey, Gastonia 

Crowders Mountain Phil Kiser, Mt. Holly 

East, Gastonia Russell Patterson, Gastonia 

Fellowship Joel Lineberger, Dallas 

First, Belmont Dave Walker, Belmont 

First, Bessemer City :. Lisa May, Gastonia 

First, Cherryville Dallas Bare, Shelby 

First, Lowell Beth Russell, Gastonia 

First, Stanley Tim Wilson, Stanley 

Flint Groves Joe Staley, Gastonia 

Fraley Memorial Charles Keller, Gastonia 

Friendly Marie Addington, Gastonia 

Grace, Gastonia Virgil Sutton, Gastonia 

Hardin Roger Self, Dallas 

Holland Memorial Josie Arrowood, Bessemer City 

Lighthouse Tim Rollins, Gastonia 

Loray Becky Hasty, Gastonia 

Love Memorial David McClure, Bessemer City 

Lucia Paul Alexander, Charlotte 

Mt. Zion Brian A. Key, Cherryville 

New Faith Jim Allen, Dallas 

New Heights Sandra Dickson, Kings Mountain 

New Hope Jonathan Buckner, Gastonia 

North Main Toy M. Black, Mt. Holly 

Northside, Kings Mountain Lynn Fredell, Kings Mountain 

Oak Grove Luke Sisk, Cherryville 

Oakland Memorial Jewell Norwood, Lowell 



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Parkwood Nate Magloughlin, Cramerton 

Salem Mark Maness, Gastonia 

Sandy Plains Jeff Phoenix, Belmont 

Second, Cherryville Mike Hammack, Cherryville 

Second, Mt. Holly Randy Tucker, Belmont 

Shady Grove Dale Wimer, Cherryville 

South Marietta Rebecca H. Smith, Gastonia 

South Point Natalie Snyder, Belmont 

Tuckaseege Lori Walker, Mt. Holly 

United Kathie Lampkin, Gastonia 

Unity, Gastonia Steve Kelly, Gastonia 

Victory .Monica D. Morgan, Gastonia 

Walnut Grove Eric Bohanan, Bessemer City 

West Cramerton Andy Smith, Boiling Springs 

West Franklin Brian Arant, Gastonia 

Westview Nancy Greene, Dallas 

Woodlawn Kevin R. White, Lowell 



RECREATIONAL DIRECTORS 

Bethlehem Matt Vanderbilt, Belmont 

Calvary A. J. Main, Gastonia 

Chapel Grove Marcus Pasour, Gastonia 

Fellowship Eric Tidd, Iron Station 

First, Belmont Dave Walker, Belmont 

First, Stanley Tim Wilson, Stanley 

Lucia Paul Alexander, Charlotte 

New Heights Sandra Dickson, Kings Mountain 

North Main Jane Moore, Mt. Holly 

Parkwood Mike McWhirter, Gastonia 

Second, Cherryville Mike Hammack, Cherryville 

Shady Grove Dale Wimer, Cherryville 

United Joyce Sutton, Gastonia 

Unity, Gastonia Diane Gibson, Gastonia 

Walnut Grove Richard Greene, Dallas 

Woodlawn Cindy Horneman, Gastonia 



SECRETARIES 

Alexis Kay Sisk, Denver 

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Machelle Campbell, Maiden 

Anthony Grove Peggy McSwain, Crouse 

Berea Pamela Barrett, Gastonia 

Bethlehem Trudy Pope, Gastonia 

Teresa Gibson, Gastonia 

Calvary JoAnne Baker, Clover, SC 

Catawba Heights Becky Scarborough, Belmont 

Ronnie Grindstaff, Belmont 

Cedar Grove Sissy Price, Gastonia 

Centerview Carolyn Underwood, Gastonia 

Chapel Alan Cannon, Gastonia 

Chapel Grove Bobbie Blanton, Gastonia 

Chestnut Ridge Judy Bryant, Kings Mountain 

Covenant Pearline J. Buckner, Gastonia 

Crowders Mountain Joy Abercrombie, Gastonia 

Dallas Edith Chapman, Bessemer City 

Davis Memorial Pat H. Davis, Charlotte 

East Gastonia , Linda Hill, Gastonia 

East Garrison Vickie McDuffie, Gastonia 

Fairview Kandi Raxter, Gastonia 

Fellowship Charlene Poison, Vale 

First, Belmont Teresa Tolbert, Belmont 

First, Bessemer City Mary Jane R. Bumgardner, Bessemer City 

First, Cherryville Wanda B. Gantt, Cherryville 

Jeanette G. Henley, Cherryville 

First, Cramerton Wilma Abernathy, Belmont 

First, Gastonia Janette Craig, Gastonia 

First, High Shoals Kathleen Houston, Iron Station 

Jeana Hester, High Shoals 

First, Lowell Faye B. Batchelor, Dallas 

First, Mt. Holly Martha McClure, Mt. Holly 

First, Stanley Suella Decker, Mt. Holly 

Cindy Lowe, Stanley 

Flint Groves Susan Newton, Gastonia 

Fraley Memorial Donna McAlister, Gastonia 

Friendship Linda Adams, Belmont 

Grace, Gastonia Judy Arrowood, Gastonia 

Grace, Mt. Holly Linda Fisher, Mt. Holly 

Louise Faulkenberry, Mt. Holly 

Hardin Betty Herman, Dallas 

Hickory Grove Brenda Rushing, Mt. Holly 

Hillview Alene McAbee, Dallas 

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Lakeview Sandy Smith, Belmont 

Lighthouse Mary Prunty, Belmont 

Long Creek Memorial Peggy McCraw, Dallas 

Loray Jeanne Dellinger, Gastonia 

Stephanie Putnam, Gastonia 

Love Memorial Sharon Williams, Gastonia 

Lucia Frances Martin, Stanley 

Macedonia Kim Glenn, Gastonia 

McAdenville Lorene England, Gastonia 

Mt. Beulah Regina H. Stiwalt, Bessemer City 

Mt. Zion Judy B. Beal, Cherryville 

New Faith Cindi Propst, Dallas 

Jeannie Propst, Dallas 

New Heights Tanya Prater, Lincolnton 

New Hope Linda Hamrick, Gastonia 

Paula Farmer, Gastonia 

New Life, Belmont Pauline Kerley, Belmont 

New Life, Stanley Judy Homesley, Alexis 

North Main Linda Bell, Mt. Holly 

Northside, Kings Mountain Lynn Fredell, Kings Mountain 

Oak Grove Gail Calloway, Lincolnton 

Oakland Memorial Johnnie Morton, Lowell 

Parkwood Gina Blake, Gastonia 

Nancy Hoyle, Kings Mountain 

Rankin Lake Anna Calhoun, Gastonia 

Ranlo Gaynell Ottinger, Stanley 

Ridge Sharon Waters, Dallas 

Ridgeview Thelma Martin, Mt. Holly 

Salem Nancy Wood, Gastonia 

Pam Quinn, Gastonia 

Sandy Plains Esther Winders, Gastonia 

Second, Cherryville Teena Jay, Cherryville 

Second, Mt. Holly Kathy E. Lineberger, Mt. Holly 

Cheryl Dudley, Mt. Holly 

Shady Grove Renna Long, Cherryville 

South Marietta Lucille Anthony, Gastonia 

South Point Sandy Smith, Belmont 

Southside Dot lovino, Gastonia 

Sunnyside Pat Absher, Kings Mountain 

Temple Nancy Staley, Gastonia 

Tuckaseege Mary Gensmer, Belmont 

United Ann Davenport, Gastonia 

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Unity, Gastonia Beverly Shaw, Bessemer City 

Victory Janice Childers, Gastonia 

Walnut Grove Peggy Stroupe, Dallas 

West Cramerton Virginia Patrick, Belmont 

West Franklin Tammy Gibson, Gastonia 

Westview Carolyn Wise, Bessemer City 

Woodlawn Jane M. Saunders, Lowell 



MEDIA DIRECTORS 

Alexis Dixie Devine, Iron Station 

Bethlehem Nan Clark, Dallas 

Calvaray Jennifer Stepp, Gastonia 

Catawba Heights Becky Scarborough, Belmont 

Chapel Grove , Glenn Threlkeld, Gastonia 

Chestnut Ridge Melody Norris, Kings Mountain 

Davis Memorial Wanda S. Cordell, Gastonia 

East Belmont Joyce Holler, Clover, SC 

Fellowship Linda Burrell, Iron Station 

First, Belmont Greg Hamrick, Belmont 

First, Bessemer City Dorothy W. Lynn, Bessemer City 

First, Gastonia Dianne Barber, Gastonia 

First, Lowell Willie Westmoreland, Dallas 

First, Mt. Holly Linda Piercy, Mt. Holly 

Flint Groves Jo Ann Trull, Gastonia 

Friendship Phyllis Sparks, Lake Wylie, SC 

Grace, Gastonia Gail Bell, Gastonia 

Hickory Grove Cynthia Lang, Dallas 

Long Creek Memorial Peggy McCraw, Dallas 

Loray Kathy Bell, Gastonia 

New Heights Inez Lineberger, High Shoals 

New Life, Stanley Robena Strickland, Stanley 

Oakland Memorial Gaynelle Blalock, Gastonia 

Parkwood Jo Dunnaway, Gastonia 

Ranlo Peggy Day, Gastonia 

Ridge Gail Postell, Gastonia 

Sandy Plains Shirley Brannon, Gastonia 

Second, Cherryville Cheri Carpenter, Cherryville 

Second, Mt. Holly Sherri Franklin, Mt. Holly 

South Marietta Thelma S. Hullett, Gastonia 

Sunnyside Pam Walker, Bessemer City 



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Tuckaseege Robin Howard, Mt. Holly 

United Ann Davenport, Gastonia 

Unity, Gastonia Renee Costner, Gastonia 

West Franklin Catherine Spencer, Gastonia 



ORGANISTS 
(OR PIANIST IF ORGANIST IF NOT LISTED) 

Alexis Patsy Abernathy, Stanley 

Anthony Grove Carolyn Bumgarner, Crouse 

Berea Bill Arrowood, Gastonia 

Bethlehem Trudy Pope, Gastonia 

Bingham Memorial Gail Elmore, Gastonia 

Calvary Pamela Knuutila, Gastonia 

Catawba Heights Sue Eblen, Belmont 

Cedar Grove Jackie Blackmon, Charlotte 

Centerview Nancy Marze, Mt. Holly 

Chapel Regis Jones, Mt. Holly 

Chapel Grove Terry Usery, Bessemer City 

Chestnut Ridge Bill Mason, Kings Mountain 

Community Renee Withers, Stanley 

Covenant Vonne G. Hall, Gastonia 

Dallas Ted Huggins, Dallas 

Davis Memorial Blair S. Cordell, Gastonia 

East Belmont Elizabeth Auten, Belmont 

East Gastonia Shirley Caldwell, Dallas 

East Garrison Becky Groves, Gastonia 

Fairview Mary Helton, Lincolnton 

Faith Edith Byrd, Gastonia 

Fellowship Linda Burrell, Iron Station 

First, Belmont Kevin Haney 

First, Bessemer City John T. Bradley, Gastonia 

First, Cherryville Jennifer Wall, Shelby 

First, Cramerton Kate Briggs, Gastonia 

First, Gastonia Susan Ward, Belmont 

First, High Shoals Joyce Hovis, High Shoals 

First, Lowell Trilby Hallman, Belmont 

First, Mt. Holly Mary Bernard, Mt. Holly 

First, Stanley Sandy Pendergraft, Stanley 

Flint-Groves Peggy Evington, Gastonia 

Fraley Memorial Treva Edmondson, Gastonia 



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Friendly Alice Rushing, Gastonia 

Friendship Bob Sparks, Lake Wylie, SC 

Gaston Ellen Boyd, Gastonia 

Grace, Gastonia Kay Passmore, Gastonia 

Grace, Mt. Holly Sylvia Carriker, Belmont 

Hardin Mandy Morgan, Dallas 

Hickory Grove Kathy Craig, Mt. Holly 

Hillview Pam Bingham, Dallas 

Lakeview Sandy Smith, Belmont 

Lighthouse Joan Randolph, Gastonia 

Love Memorial Melvin Price, Gastonia 

Lucia Gray Benton, Stanley 

Macedonia Jim Tapy, Gastonia 

McAdenville Faye Jones, Charlotte 

Midway Lisa Glover, Gastonia 

Mt. Beulah Julie Stroupe, Bessemer City 

Mt. Zion Frankie H. Beam, Cherryville 

New Beginning Tamela Hammond, Gastonia 

New Faith Ryan Stroupe, Alexis 

New Heights Roger Henderson, High Shoals 

New Hope Peggy Hovis, Dallas 

New Life, Belmont Sheila Kerley, Belmont 

New Life, Stanley Judy Homesley, Alexis 

North Main Kat Granger, Mt. Holly 

Northside, Gastonia Serena Stewart, Gastonia 

Northside, Kings Mountain Helen Rackley, Gastonia 

Oak Grove Luke Sisk, Cherryville 

Oakland Memorial Suzanne Barber, Gastonia 

Parkwood Jeff Lowe, Gastonia 

Plainview Penny Tesnear, Gastonia 

Rankin Lake Delaine Loftis, Dallas 

Ranlo Paula Saunders, Dallas 

Ridge Alice Moss, Gastonia 

Ridgeview Kay Harris, Mt. Holly 

Riverside Lynn Calloway, Gastonia 

Salem Jerry Johnson, Gastonia 

Sandy Plains Joan Hoffman, Gastonia 

Second, Cherryville Sharon Smiley, Cherryville 

Second, Mt. Holly Thomas McLain, Stanley 

Shady Grove Martha Huss, Lincolnton 

South Marietta Janice C. Cloninger, Gastonia 

South Point Tracy Kerley, Belmont 

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Southside Sylvia Falls, Gastonia 

Sunnyside Linda Scales, Bessemer City 

Sunset Forest Kay Toomey, Gastonia 

Sunset Lane Vickie H. Grigg, Bessemer City 

Taylor Memorial Karen Griffie, Gastonia 

Temple Ruth Boger, Boiling Springs 

Tuckaseege Becky McCotter, Mt. Holly 

United Jamie Sutton, Gastonia 

Unity, Gastonia Nancy Stafford, Gastonia 

Victory Joy Boling, Gastonia 

Walnut Grove Lora High, Bessemer City 

West Cramerton Rita Queen, Belmont 

Westview Edith Millwood, Gastonia 

Woodlawn Robin Rhyne, Dallas 



CLERKS 

Alexis Kay B. Sisk, Denver 

Anthony Grove Peggy McSwain, Crouse 

Berea Holly Davis, Gastonia 

Bethlehem Trudy Pope, Gastonia 

Bingham Memorial Myra Taylor, Bessemer City 

Calvary Evelyn McGhee, Gastonia 

Catawba Heights Karen Quinones, Belmont 

Cedar Grove Jerri Graham, Dallas 

Centerview Jessica Cagle, Belmont 

Chapel Regis Jones, Mt. Holly 

Chapel Grove Leta Ballard, Gastonia 

Chestnut Ridge Louise England, Kings Mountain 

Community Ann Jenkins, Alexis 

Covenant Sue Puckett, Gastonia 

Crowders Mountain Marie Kiser, Mt. Holly 

Dallas Audrey Harris, Dallas 

Davis Memorial Pat H. Davis, Charlotte 

East Belmont Nellie Young, Belmont 

East Gastonia Anne Conner, Gastonia 

East Garrison Vickie McDuffie, Gastonia 

Fairview Teresa Purkey, Gastonia 

Faith Edith M. Byrd, Gastonia 

Fellowship Nickie Smith, Iron Station 

First, Belmont Cathy Goodson, Gastonia 



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First, Bessemer City Eugene Bumgardner, Bessemer City 

First, Cherryville Lucille S, Johnson, Vale 

First, Cramerton Judy Yates, Gastonia 

First, Gastonia Don Stacy, Gastonia 

First, High Shoals Jeana Hester, High Shoals 

First, Lowell Beth Russell, Gastonia 

First, Mt. Holly Mrs. Charlie Jenkins, Mt. Holly 

First, Stanley Dotsie Helton, Stanley 

Flint Groves Alan Carpenter, Gastonia 

Fraley Memorial Evelyn Shannon, Belmont 

Friendly David N. Mauldin, Stanley 

Friendship Kathrine Patterson, Gastonia 

Gaston Brenda Lee, Dallas 

Grace, Gastonia Sandra Clemmer, Gastonia 

Grace, Mt. Holly ...Louise Faulkenberry, Mt. Holly 

Hardin Debbie Lineberger, Dallas 

Hickory Grove Kenneth Bailey, Gastonia 

Hillview Wendy Stiles, Gastonia 

Holland Memorial Charlene Walls, Bessemer City 

Lakeview Jolee Toms, Belmont 

Lighthouse Kathy Lunsford, Belmont 

Long Creek Carolyn Williamson, Dallas 

Loray Joe Styers, Gastonia 

Love Memorial Betty Baumgarner, Gastonia 

Lucia Amanda Hipp, Stanley 

Macedonia Kim Glenn, Gastonia 

McAdenville Beckie Pennell, Gastonia 

Midway Linda Parham, Gastonia 

Mt. Beulah Sue T. Stroupe, Bessemer City 

Mt. Zion Judy B. Beal, Cherryville 

New Beginning Laura Alsina, Gastonia 

New Faith Cindi Propst, Dallas 

New Heights Tanya Prater, Lincolnton 

New Hope Dianne Barnes, Gastonia 

New Life, Belmont Pauline Kerley, Belmont 

New Life, Stanley Judy Homesley, Alexis 

North Main Linda A. Bell, Mt. Holly 

Northside, Gastonia Serena Stewart, Gastonia 

Northside, Kings Mountain Sylvia Akers, Kings Mountain 

Oak Grove Loyce Leophard, Cherryville 

Oakland Memorial Jewell Norwood, Lowell 

Parkwood Phyllis Simpson, Gastonia 

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Plainview Jean L. Smith, Dallas 

Rankin Lake Frances Rudisill, Dallas 

Ranlo Nancy Calvert, Gastonia 

Ridge Virginia Parham, Gastonia 

Ridgeview Thelma Martin, Mt. Holly 

Riverside Sylvia J. Rhyne, Gastonia 

Salem Nancy Wood, Gastonia 

Sandy Plains Beth Belk, Gastonia 

Second, Cherryville Sharon Smiley, Cherryville 

Second, Mt. Holly Anita Younger, Belmont 

Shady Grove Earl Sellers, Cherryville 

South Marietta Delorise Kinlaw, Gastonia 

South Point Doris Stowe, Belmont 

Southside Dot lovino, Gastonia 

Sunnyside Susan Blaine, Kings Mountain 

Sunset Forest Doris Chapman, Gastonia 

Sunset Lane Lisa S. Grigg, Bessemer City 

Taylor Memorial Doris Justus, Gastonia 

Temple Carolyn Ledford, Gastonia 

Tuckaseege Mary Gensmer, Belmont 

United Ann Davenport, Gastonia 

Unity, Gastonia Libby Mabry, Gastonia 

Victory Otelia Eldridge, Gastonia 

Walnut Grove Peggy Stroupe, Dallas 

West Cramerton Steve Severt, Gastonia 

West Franklin Mary T. Hoffman, Gastonia 

Westview Carolyn Wise, Bessemer City 

Woodlawn Hazel Ford, Lowell 



MINISTERS OF MUSIC 
(FULL TIME AND PART TIME) 

Alexis Jerry Anderson, Alexis 

Anthony Grove Vicki Craig, Lincolnton 

Berea Jim Barnhill, Lowell 

Bethlehem Marc Holcomb, Gastonia 

Bingham Memorial Danny Elmore, Gastonia 

Calvary Chrystal Lovelace, Gastonia 

Cedar Grove Tammy Gibson, Dallas 

Chapel Grove Jonathan Lowery, Gastonia 

Chestnut Ridge J. P. Bridges, Bessemer City 



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Community Bobby Wells, Dallas 

Crowders Mountain Phil Kiser 

Dallas Tammie Long, Bessemer City 

Davis Memorial Charles L. Davis, Charlotte 

East Belmont Selina Pate, Belmont 

East Gastonia Russell Patterson, Gastonia 

East Garrison Anne Thomas, Gastonia 

Fairview Jon Purkey, Gastonia 

Fellowship Tammy Mosteller, Lincolnton 

First, Belmont Roger Ward, Belmont 

First, Bessemer City John T. Bradley, Gastonia 

First, Cherryville Perry Holleman, Cherryville 

First, Cramerton Lynn Mathis, Gastonia 

First, Gastonia Randy Brittain, Gastonia 

First, High Shoals Beverly Smith, High Shoals 

First, Lowell Steve Seagle, McAdenville 

First, Mt. Holly Kenny Potter, Mt. Holly 

First, Stanley Tim Beam, Stanley 

Fraley Memorial Warner Doles, Gastonia 

Friendly Donnie Chitwood, Gastonia 

Friendship Anne L. Bame, Gastonia 

Grace, Gastonia Dean Tate, Gastonia 

Grace, Mt. Holly Helen Allman, Mt. Holly 

Hardin Danny McMahan, Dallas 

Hickory Grove Orren Atkins, Gastonia 

Hillview Linda Fox, Gastonia 

Holland Memorial Sandy Jo Rogers, Bessemer City 

Lakeview Roy England, Cramerton 

Lighthouse Steve Beeler, Gastonia 

Loray Jimmy E. Brown, Gastonia 

Love Memorial Kathy Price, Gastonia 

Lucia Gary Ballard, Mt. Holly 

Macedonia Kristin Glenn, Gastonia 

McAdenville Lonnie Hoyle, Gastonia 

Midway Debbie Kelly, Gastonia 

Mt. Zion Gail N. Ford, Cherryville 

New Faith Tim Propst, Dallas 

New Heights Marvin Mauney, Stanley 

New Hope Eugene Bumgardner, Gastonia 

New Life, Belmont Terry Thomas, Belmont 

New Life, Stanley Kay Long, Dallas 

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Northside, Gastonia Libby Grubbs, Kings Mountain 

Northside, Kings Mountain Helen Rackley, Gastonia 

Oak Grove Kim Sisk, Cherryville 

Oakland Memorial Barbara Garrison, Kings Mountain 

Parkwood Thane Kendall, Gastonia 

Plainview C. V. Morris, Jr., Dallas 

Rankin Lake Beth Glance, Lincolnton 

Ranlo Paula Saunders, Dallas 

Ridge Nell Guill, Gastonia 

Ridgeview Mike Woolbright, Mt. Holly 

Riverside Donald G. Rhyne, Gastonia 

Salem , Mark Pelton, Gastonia 

Sandy Plains George Griffm, Gastonia 

Second, Cherryville Tammy Self, Cherryville 

Second, Mt. Holly Rodney Boutwell, Cramerton 

Shady Grove Mike Fulbright, Kings Mountain 

South Marietta William W. Johnston, Gastonia 

South Point Tracy Kerley, Belmont 

Sunnyside Dan Gormly, Bessemer City 

Sunset Forest Craig Farmer, Gastonia 

Sunset Lane David M. Grigg, Bessemer City 

Taylor Memorial Renee Raines, McAdenville 

Temple Yates Maxwell, Dallas 

Tuckaseege Mark Russell, Mt. Holly 

United ....James Haney, Belmont 

Unity, Gastonia Steve Kelly, Gastonia 

Victory Johnny Biles, Gastonia 

Walnut Grove Robert Wood, Dallas 

West Cramerton Earl Bradley, Cramerton 

West Franklin Karen McCranie, Gastonia 

Westview , Jerry Hudson, Bessemer City 

Woodlawn E. Brent Ferguson, Gastonia 



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HISTORICAL EVENTS 



Bethlehem - Grayson Whitaker Playground 

Catawba Heights - Our 50*'' Anniversary to be celebrated December 5, 
1999. Two mission houses were built. Sports Ministry began with fall 
T-Ball and Softball. 

Chapel - Lib Estridge put chandelier in vestibule in memory of her 
mother. Bought new lights in Sanctuary; church paid tribute to 7 charter 
members; remodeled kitchen and made Sunday School rooms for all 
ages; participated in World Missions Celebration Conference. 

Chapel Grove - Celebrated 40 years on September 9, 1999 and special 
recognition was given to Mrs. Bobbie Blanton for 20 years services as 
church secretary - approximately 550 in attendance. Pastor James A. 
Lowery retired effective 9/26/99, staying as Pastor until a replacement is 
secured. 

Crowders Mountain - New fellowship building started in August of 
1999. 

Dallas - Children's Choir was restarted. Celebrated 120'^ year of 
establishment of the church. Celebrated Homecoming on October 17. 

East Belmont - Pastor Search Committee implemented. Constitution & 
Bylaws adopted. Celebrated 87'^ anniversary. Long-Range planning - 
"Facing 2000 & beyond" voted on. Ordained two new deacons, Don 
Mical and Bill Jonas. Rev. Gayle Spangler voted in on internship basis 
for Minister of Pastoral Care/Senior Adults. Started vehicle fund for 
new vehicle. Voted to complete 3"* phase of renovation in educational 
bidg. 

First, Belmont - Youth Mission trip to Canada. Two members on 
mission in Honduras. Two members on mission in S. Africa. Single 
Adult ministry started. New heating/cooling system in sanctuary. 
Purchased property with house adjacent to church. New lights installed 
in fellowship hall and children's department. Adopted church constitu- 
tion. 



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First, Bessemer City - October 25, 1998, ground breaking service for 
Multi-purpose building. Novemeber 22, 1998, reception honoring Mr. 
W. A. (Bill) Lindsay, Jr. for his 35 years volunteer service as church 
treasurer. April 11, 1999, Dr. Ronald S. Pierce called as pastor. June, 
1999 construction of multi-purpose building began. 

First, Gastonia - Pledged $1,095,930 to Faithful to the Vision (to new 
building) 

First, High Shoals - WMU and Mission Kids started. 

First, Lowell - New Bibles for pews dedicated in honor or memory of a 
loved one. 

First, Stanley - November 1 1, 1998 ground breaking on new Family 
Life Center. 

Friendly - Started several new ministries this year. Began giving our 
Bibles in the community. Began broadcasting on radio and made a 
salvation video to give out in the community. 

Friendship - Celebrated 50**' anniversary. Erected a monument to the 
charter members. Sixteen members went on mission trip to coal mining 
country in Kentucky. 

Gaston - Installed donated sound system. 

Hickory Grove - Paid off loan on church sanctuary. Purchased new 
church bus. Purchased metal awning shed for church bus. Purchased 
phone tree computer software system. Started exploring the possibility 
of Incorporating church. Formed a Family Life Center committee for 
facilities and for finances. Honored Kathy Craig for her many years as 
churuch organist. Participated in the World Missions Celebration. 
Resignation of Mitch Duncan as Minister of music. Called Orren Atkins 
as Interim Music Director. 

Holland Memorial - Celebrated 49'*^ Homecoming - "Year of Jubilee." 
Purchased new hymnals. Began blended worship service. Started 
extended Grov^h Campaign - "100 X 2000". 

Lighthouse - Completed renovation project and moved to new building. 
Began FAITH training. 

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Loray - Fourteen members went on the Associational New York 
mission trip. Loray ordained Rev. Paul Trong Lee, pastor of Vietnamese 
mission. 

Macedonia - Church celebrated SO**" anniversary on September 12, 
1999. 

Midway - Construction of Family Life Center. 

Mt. Beulah - August 22, 1999, called Rev. Wade Huntsinger as pastor. 

Mt. Zion - Remodeling of sanctuary. Addition of ladies restroom in 
Fellowship Hall and other remodeling in Fellowship Hall and Educa- 
tional Building. 

New Faith - Reception for ordained minister. 

New Life, Belmont - Terry Thomas ordained. Put new carpet in 
Fellowship Hall. Storage building added. Started Saturday night prayer 
time. 

North Main - Parking lot paved and enlarged new stained windows. 
New carpet. New church sign. New front porch. Put in baptismal pool. 
Celebrated SS'** Homecoming. Added pastor's wife Hazel R. Morris to 
the Memorial Board. Baptized 4. 

Northside, Kings Mountain - Fourteen Day Revival with 15 saved. 
Hosted an outdoor singing for the Cleveland County Crisis Pregnancy 
Center. Remodeled inside of church. Started TV Program on WLTKY, 
Hickory. 

Oakland - Youth Division increased from 2 members to 22. 

Parkwood - Started Hispanic Ministry. Ned Mathews retired after 19 
years of ministry at Parkwood. 

Ranlo - Celebrated 80^'' anniversary. 

Salem - 40*'' church anniversary. Don Elmore honored for 40 + years as 
Church Treasurer. 

Second, Cherryville - Youth Thursday Night Bible Study and choir. 

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Voted to begin building a new fellowship hall. 

Second, Mt. Holly - Began construction on new sanctuary and educa- 
tional space. Associate Pastor, Jim King , retired. 

Shady Grove -New pastor began on March 7, 1999, Rev. Philip Deitz. 

South Point - Hired Minister of Education/Children. Fifty-seven youth 
attended Centrifuge. Forty-four youth went on a Youth Choir Mission 
Trip to Jamaica. 

Sunnyside - Church celebrated 50^'' anniversary. 

Sunset Forest - The church burned due to arson in February, 1998. 
Damage was around $250,000.00. Moved back into sanctuary at the end 
of November 1998 with a rededication service. 

Tuckaseege - Remodeled church sanctuary. 

United - Enlarged our parking facilities through the Lord's blessings. 

Victory - Started a Child Care Center in 1998. 

West Cramerton - Church celebrated SO'*" anniversary. 

Woodlawn - Largest Sunday School attendance ever. Largest budget 
receipts ever. Three church members involved in Mission trips (foreign 
countries). 



EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS 

All Pastors are members of the Executive Board (If names are not 
shown, there were not any names listed on the church letter.) 

Alexis - Margaret Sigmon, Ellen Huskins 
Anthony Grove - Bob Johnson, Donnie Pearson 
Berea - Tommy Ballard, Jim Barnhill 
Bethlehem 
Bingham Memorial 

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Calvary - Coleman Lee 

Cedar Grove - Mike Black 

Centerview - Tony Beatty, George Perkins 

Chapel - Hudson Jones 

Chapel Grove - Gerald Davis, Don Sills 

Chestnut Ridge 

Community - Roland Simmons, Earl Withers 

Covenant 

Crowders Mountain - Walter & Barbara Sharpe 

Dallas -Nell Patton, Bob Rollins 

Davis Memorial - Charles L. Davis, Grant Ensley 

East, Gastonia - Lester Conner, Jim Harris 

East Belmont - Selina Pate, Leroy Young 

East Garrison - Laura Baltzegar 

Fairview - Brenda Broughton, Elmer Holcombe 

Faith 

Fellowship 

First, Belmont - Rosa Murphy 

First, Bessemer City - Glenn Adams, Theo Lynn 

First, Cherryville 

First, Cramerton - M/M Don Fletcher 

First, Gastonia - Kayhill Fraley 

First, High Shoals - James Norman 

First, Lowell - Bob Bolick 

First, Mt. Holly - Randy Broome, Becky Causby, Baxter Mcintosh 

First, Stanley - Bob McGee, John Mcintosh 

Flint Groves 

Fraley Memorial 

Friendly 

Friendship - Lawrence & Gladys Doby 

Gaston - Hazel Boyd 

Gateway 

Grace, Gastonia 

Grace, Mt. Holly - Bob Adams, Pat Patterson 

Hardin - Tommy Armour, Chuck Burrill 

Hickory Grove - Fred & Lib Caldwell \ 

Hillview 

Holland Memorial - Phillip Arrowood 

Lakeview 

Lighthouse - Steve Beeler, E. W. Owens 

Long Creek - Irene Carpenter, Marvin McCraw 

Loray - Don & Kathy Tolbert 

Love Memorial - Julia Latta 

Macedonia 

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McAdenville 

Midway 

Mt. Beulah - Ed Day, Harry Splawn 

Mt. Zion - Bob Cash, Wilma Lavery 

New Beginning 

New Faith - Ryan Stroupe, Jim Allen 

New Heights - Alva Batchler, Arlene Leasure 

New Hope - Weldon & Luci Hamrick 

New Life, Belmont - Terry Thomas, Claude Setzer 

New Life, Stanley - Rodney Helms, Bill Handsel 

North Main - Jane Moore 

Northside, Gastonia - Ken Grubbs, Libby Grubbs, Serena Stewart 

Northside, Kings Mountain - Steve Wilson 

Oak Grove - Richard Pruitt, Sonny Roberson, Judy Graves 

Oakland - James Galloway 

Parkwood Harry Hughes 

Plainview - Bob Smith 

Rankin Lake - Charles & Juanita Meares, Francis Rudisill 

Ranlo - Bill McSwain, Everette Costner 

Ridge - Bobbie Hall, Mike Shepard 

Ridgeview 

Riverside 

Salem 

Sandy Plains - Jennings Harwell, Ollie Harwell, Nelson Belk 

Second, Cherryville - Joyce Peeler 

Second, Mt. Holly - Charlie Miller, Margie Miller 

Shady Grove - Harold Jackson, Dale Wimer, Robert Redding 

South Marietta - Bob & Johnnie Dickson 

South Point - Bill & Wilma Abernathy 

Southside - Roy Postell, Dot lovino 

Sunnyside 

Sunset Forest 

Sunset Lane - Robert & Marish Payne 

Taylor Memoria 

Temple 

Tuckaseege - George Fowler, Archie Huffstetler 

United - Ann & Steve Davenport, Stacy Phelps 

Unity, Gastonia - Herman Motsinger, Ted Scott 

Victory - Tommy & Mary Ann Adair 

Walnut Grove - Robert Wood, JoAnn Cloninger 

West Cramerton 

West Franklin 

Westview ' 

Woodlawn 

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MESSENGERS 

Alexis - Chad Harvey, Ellen Huskins, Robert Huskins, Ruth Anderson, 

Lee Stroupe, Gary Morgan, Rachel Stroupe, Grace Maxwell 
Bethany - David Stevenson 
Bingham Memorial - Jim McCarthy, Thelma McCarthy, Jackie 

Stafford, Jack Sneed, Jackie Sneed 
Catawba Heights - Frances Payne, C. A. Payne 
Centerview - Cathy Moore, Mildred Summey, Linda Beatty, George 

Perkins 
Chapel Grove - Perry Ballard, Jonathan Lowery, Leon Collis, Greg 

Henry, Janice Hord, Emory Lane, M/M Gerald Davis, Don Sills, 

James A. Lowery ^ 

Chestnut Ridge - Elmer Martin, Eric King, Gary Nolen, Mitchell Pruitt 
Community - Ruby Bumgarner, Margaret Brooks, Earl & Helen 

Withers, Roy Barbee, Louise Barbee 
Creekside - Steve Gregory 

Crowders Mountain - Phil Kiser, Marie Kiser, Paul Rhyne 
Dallas - Jack Bryant, Barron Lee, Andrea Bryant, Melba McCanless, 

Lewis Hartzog, Patricia Murphy 
Davis Memorial - Wilma Williams, Walt Williams, Ken Lane 
East, Gastonia - Anne Conner, Fay Bell, Dr. Russell Patterson 
East Belmont ~ Raymond White, Elvin Jones, Miriama Jones, Bobbi 

Watts, Nellie Young, Leroy Young, Clarence Kuykendall, Louise 

Kuykendall, Joyce Holler 
East Garrison - Doug Baltzegar, Laura Baltzegar 
Fairview - Diane Ledford, Michael Ledford, Brenda Broughton, Andy 

Broughton 
Fellowship - Jan Witherspoon, Cindy Turner, Jody Turner 
First, Belmont - Roger Ward 
First, Bessemer City - Pat Logan, Bonnie Pierce, Arthur Aumack, 

Maxine Holt, Margaret Franklin, Dorothy LaCount, Jewel Looney, 

Betty Armack, Ronald S. Pierce 
First, Cramerton - Audrey Long, Don Fletcher i 
First, Cherryville - Perry HoUeman 
First, Gastonia - Kayhill Fraley 
First, High Shoals - Beverly Smith, Betty Black, Ethel High, Kevin 

Smith 
First, Lowell - Pat Collier, Beth Russell, Ken Cobb 
First, Mt. Holly - Rick Eldridge, Sue Eldridge, Peggy Griffm, Sally 

Mcintosh, Ben Griffm, Virginia Winecoff, Dennis Knight, Robert 

Winecoff 

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First, Stanley - Miller Garrison, Peggy Garrison, Andy Godfrey, Tim 

Beam, Eleanor Craig, Dottie Lineberger, Grace Carpenter, Alfred 

Miller, Tim Wilson, Gaynelle Curlee 
Flint Groves - Dorothy Allred 

Fraley Memorial - Renee Outz, Lamar Broome, Warner Doles, 
Friendship - Lynwood Lavinder ,. 

Gaston - Hazel Boyd, Edward Causby 
Grace, Gastonia - Kenneth Cannon 
Grace, Mt. Holly - Dot Adams, Bob Adams, Jerry Stanfield, Pat 

Patterson, Jeanette Smith, Louise Faulkenberry, Evelyn Woods 
Hardin - Thomas Armour, Tammy Hovis 
Hickory Grove - Glenna Abernathy, Elizabeth Caldwell, Betty 

Caldwell, Fred Caldwell, Mary Fuller, Joyce Hogan, Tom Hogan 
Holland Memorial - Joel Rogers, Audrey Ballard, Phillip Arrowood 
Lakeview - Linda Wilcox, Paulette Haynes, Joe Haynes, Marilyn 

Harper, Virgil Harper 
Life & Truth Hispanic Mission - Ruben Garcia 
Lighthouse - E. W. Owens, Steve Beeler 
Long Creek - Marvin McCraw, Bill May, Joyce May, Mary Hill, Irene 

Carpenter 
Loray - Anders Pruett, Joe Styers, Letha Pruett, George Bolick, Maxine 

Styers, Louise Jones, Edna Champion, Ruby Hanna, Margaret 

Bolick 
Love Memorial - Thelma Rhyne, Fred Rhyne, Ruel Baumgarner, Betty 

Baumgarner 
Lucia - Gary Ballard 

Macedonia - Elease K. Cole, Kristin Glenn 
Mt. Beulah - Ed Day, Don Stinnette, Wade Huntsinger 
Mt. Zion - Don Lavery, Bob Cash, Wilma Lavery, Wayne Key 
New Beginning - Sidney Oxendine 
New Heights - Bill Hoffman 
New Hope - Weldon Hamrick, Luci Hamrick 
New Life, Belmont - Freida Brock, Betty Setzer, Claude Setzer, Dean 

Brock 
New Life, Stanley - Ruth Crisp, Sandy Lawing, Emma Cannon 
North Main - Wayne Wallen, Clarence Morris, Jane Moore, Pat Crisp 
Northside, Gastonia - Ken Grubbs, Libby Grubbs 
Northside, Kings Mountain - Sylvia Akers, Ron Black, Ron Black II, 

Steve Wilson 
Oak Grove - Jack Calloway, Gail Calloway 
Oakland - Mike Criswell 
Parkwood - Elene Steadham, Nancy Brandon, Robert Steadham, 

Dwight Johnson 

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Plainview - Dan Jones, Jean Smith 

Rankin Lake - Jim Loftis, Frances Rudisill, Charles Meares, Juanita 

Meares 
Ranlo - Jane Hughes, Sandra Tate, Nancy Calvert, Bill McSwain, Faye 

McSwain 
Rehoboth - M/M Keith Martin 

Ridge - Chester Waters, Nell Keenum, Virginia Parham 
Sandy Plains - Richard Brown, J. G. Harwell, Ollie Harwell 
Second, Cherryville - Volenda Love, Keith Love 
Shady Grove - Robert Redding, Phil Deitz 
S. Marietta Street - Lucille Anthony 
South Point - Tracy Kerley, M/M/ Wofford Scruggs 
Southside - Gladys England, Ray England, Dot lovino 
Sunnyside - Flavio G. Sabucco, Phyllis Brackett, Carroll Brackett 
Sunset Forest - Michael D. Home, Doris Chapman, Samuel Chapman 
Sunset Lane - Ronnie Hinson, Ivery Nolen, George Nolen 
Temple - Judy Wortman, Loyd Grain, Billie Treadway 
True Faith - Doris Barger, Allen & Sherry McCoy, James H. Ansalvish 
Tuckaseege - Ann Bryant, Sarah Wilson, George Fowler, Mary 

Gensmer, Doug Bryant 
United - Ann Davenport, Steve Davenport, Blaine Phelps 
Unity, Gastonia - Steve Kelly, Larry Bostian, Ted Scott, Donna 

Bostian, Herman Motsinger, Fred Lester, Doris Lester, Jessie 
Motsinger 
Walnut Grove - Fred High 
Westview - Sue Mullinax, Gary Mullinax 
Woodlawn - Carroll Watts, Jane Saunders, Kevin White, Marc Francis, 

Brent Ferguson 

Visitors - Steve Mann, Anne Mann, Jason Blanton, Becky Seaford, 
Eulene Bumgardner, Myra Black, Tyler Smith, Edna Pasour, Eula Dean, 
Tom Harrison, Gene Alexander, Glenn Caldwell, M/M Felton, Richard 
Martin, Jean Rhyne, Dean West, Jasper Gales, Prua Gales, Vickie Black, 
Aaron Akers, G. W. Home, Nancy Wilson, Kathryn Home, Thelma 
Fisher, Wilma Carter, Betty Hoffman, Shelia Cash, Angle Gales, Linda 
Grigg, John Bowden, Frances Bowden, Larry McClure, Irene 
Creekmore, Travis Looney, M/M Lester Gaddis, Ed Jenkins, Sylvia 
Knight, Barbara Cobb, Robert Doolittle, Jeana Hester, Lorene Bush, 
Mary Jane Bumgardner, Gene Bumgardner, Angie Hubbard, Pat 
Hopkins, Carmen Aguirre, Evelyn Aguirre, Tania Morales, Luis Aguirre, 
Pablo Morales, Sekin Morales 

Alternates - Mack Pressley, Louise Davis, Selina Pate, Miguel Garcia 

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MEMORIALS 



ALEXIS 

Donald Burgess 

Mary Helen Hovis 

Virginia Adams 

Arnold Saunders 

Marion Hart 

Cordie O'Daniel 

Jim Long 

Oma Leitha Stetson 

Frank Auten 

Steve Simpson 

Macie Presswood 
ANTHONY GROVE 

Clarence Phillips 

Bryte Black 
BETHLEHEM 

Almaree Bean 

Wayne Bumgarner 

Sue Picklesimer 

Ruth Price 
BINGHAM MEMORIAL 

Edna Grant 
CALVARY 

Myrtle Calhoun 

Lois Goble 
CATAWBA HEIGHTS 

Mearl Gantt 

May Mauney 

Everett Ball 

Floy Warren 

Doris Whitaker 

Charlie Anderson 

Helen Baker 

Kay Hovis 

Elenora Helms 

Thelma Hooker 

Dorothy Wroten 

Paul Helms 

Julia Sullivan 

MagaretNeely 

Penny Arrowood 



Bill Fletcher 
CEDAR GROVE 

Charlie Brown 
CENTERVIEW 

J.O. Eubanks 
Viola Presley 
Modine Allman 
Pansy Richards 
Lanny Stone 

CHAPEL GROVE 
Ellen Williams 
Jim Nix 
David Gregg 
McCoy Stewart 

CHESTNUT RIDGE 
Cecil Ingram 
Radford Deaton 
Mae Graham 
Minnie Wright 
Mae Davis 
Junior Baker 

COMMUNITY 
Ross Bumgarner 
Mary Ellen Grahl 
Marie Stines 

COVENANT 
Joe Shropshire 
Ann Rouse 

DALLAS 

Raleigh Wright 
Merle Clemmer 
Myrtle Wright 
Grady Price 

DAVIS MEMORIAL 
Rev. G. R. Davis 
Annie T. Davis 
Thelma Gilreath 

EAST, GASTONIA 
Lucille Adams 
Leo Barker 
Mack Bookout 



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Bertie Caldwell 

Florence Easton 

Annie Lineberger 

Steve Melton 

Mrs. Olive Roach 

Charles Spargo 

Gerald Webb 

Martin Young 
EAST BELMONT 

Mary Lowe 

Aline Fox 

Ila Hollar 

Pinkie Archer 

Paul Rumfelt 

RoseEwing 

Roma Thomas 

Una Wynn 

Marvin Miller 

William Torrence Hamilton 
EAST GARRISON 

Viola Hall 

Sue Clemmer 
FAIRVIEW 

Florine Foy 

Gary McFee 

Ruby Russell 
FAITH 

Sammy Bunton 

Ralph Stacey 
FIRST, BELMONT 

Mildred Brittain 

Margaret Bowen 

Mamie Laye 

01 in Rankin 

ZulaWest 

Janice Tino 

Jack Hedrick - 

Ruth Abee 
FIRST, BESSEMER CITY 

F. C. Adams 

Frank Parker 

Eugene Isenhour 



Eunice Nash 
Christine Viars 
Nancy Hook 
Coleen Davis 
Mary Jane Butler 
Lester McGinnis 
Wade Lacky 

FIRST, CHERRYVILLE 
Tony Sabettie 
Johnny Mosteller, III 
Hugh Benfield 
Barbara Brown 
Pauline Kelly 
Joseph Stroupe 
Sandra R. Beam 
Frankie Jean Seism 
Edna Hobgood 
Bob Holt 
Thomas Kiser 
Mary Heavner 
Frances Pruitt 

FIRST, CRAMERTON 
MaryNrris 
Ruby Eaker 

FIRST, GASTONIA 
Blanche Abernathy 
Burton Bennett 
Katherine Brockman 
Harry Camp 
Sarah Carothers 
Woodrow Carothers 
C. E. Cheatham 
Lloyd Deaver 
Neill England 
Virginia Griffin 
Esther Hoffman 
, Bob Magee 
Lloyd Miller 
Moon Mullen 
William Newton 
Oneida Parish 
Mary Lee Peeler 
Jessie Ray 
Vaughty Riley 

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Earl Robinson 

Jane Suttle 

Azile Tracy 

Nell Untz 
FIRST, HIGH SHOALS 

Mrs. Cleo Allmond 

Lester McGinnis 

Randall Setzer 
FIRST, LOWELL 

Perry Linkous 

Mary Dixon 

Naomi McDaniel 

Richard Buchanan 

Lloyd Baker 

Annie Waldrop 

Bill King 

Beatrice Caldwell 
FIRST, MT. HOLLY 

Beulah Cole 

Velma J. Edwards 

Mae R. Hansel 

Percy L. Weeks 

Catherine N. Johnston 

Floyd H. Abernathy, Jr. 

Laura P. Pennington 

Nell Hardesty 

Sadie Abernathy 

Mamie D. Looper 
FIRST, STANLEY 

Lucille Poteat 

Willie Homesley 

Ruth Fisher 

Terry Haymore 

Evelyn Robinson 

Mildred Helton 

Lorene Fisher 

Lloyd McGinnis 

Ernest Navey 

Bill Edwards 

John B. Smith, Jr. 

Mae Freeman 

Truitt Hoffman 



FLINT-GROVES 

Muriel Clark 

Ruth Gosnell 

Walter Cross 

Dessie McSwain 

Ruth Webb 

Woodrow Pearson 

Winfred Scott 

Clara Clark 

Ruth Miller 

Frankie Pasour 

Kathyrn Isenhour 
FRIENDLY 

Luke E. Chitwood, Jr. 

Mary L. Stewart 
FRIENDSHIP 

Pauline Moss 

Marie Queen 

Leslie Matheson 

William Tidwell 
GASTON 

Mary Medford 
GATEWAY 

Aubrey Epperson 

Louse Norwood 
GRACE, GASTONIA 

Helen Lambert 

Frank Ford 

Penny Badger 

Richard Johnson 
HARDIN 

Luna Moore 

Elizabeth Burton Propst 

Cassandra Smith Sisk 

Jim Proctor 
HICKORY GROVE 

JD Brewer 

Grace Rumfelt 

Robert Homesley 

Leonard Smith 

Verlin Calhoun 

Louse Perkins 

Lloyd Theel 



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Tom Abernathy 

Earl Jenkins 

Roscoe Lathan 
LIGHTHOUSE 

Mrs. Tommie King 

Ila Quinn 

Floyd Forner 

Annie Clark 

Sibbie Williams 

Ray Phillips 

Paul Carnes 

Vadie Carnes 

Olna Daves 
LONG CREEK 

Re id Davis 

Mamie Hayes Gibson 

Cartha Michaels 

Jesse Rhyne 

Ruth Rash 

Calvin Lay 
LORAY 

Howard Dellinger 

Harold Robinson 

Buford Blanton 

Marilyn Rhodes 

Howard McCarter 

Jack Benton 

Beryl Long 

Eula Ledford 

Millie Mack 

Ruth Gottshalk 
LOVE MEMORIAL 

Kenneth Turner 

Bonnie Frederick 

Pearl Crawley 
MACEDONIA 

Herman Raby 

Letha Brymer 
MCADENVILLE 

Austin Martin 

Neldean Smith 

Thelma Wilson 

Thelma Patton 



MIDWAY 

Bud Calhoun 
MX. BEULAH 

Dennis Bridges 
MX. ZION 

Bill E. Robinson 

C. W. Reynolds 

Lawrence Beam 

Kent Lee Beam 

Arthur Chesser 

Doffise White 

Philip Eaker, Sr. 
NEW HEIGHXS 

Katherine Cook 

Steve Mode 

J. D. Queen 

Ann Re id 

Merna Wiley 
NEW HOPE 

Myra Hawkins 

Sharon Parker 

John H. Richardson 

Louise League 

Kiley Copeland 
NEW LIFE, SXANLEY 

Ronald Stewart 
NORXH MAIN 

Hazel R. Morris 
NORXHSIDE, GASXONIA 

Howard Cross 

Judith Black 

Darry Worrells 
NORXHSIDE, 
KINGS MOUNXAIN 

Bobby Collins 
OAK GROVE 

Bob Graves 
OAKLAND 

Rachel Hermes 
PARKWOOD 

Walter Windley, III 

Julian Sullivan 

Luther Brady 



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Clyde Brackett 
Estelle Craig 
Charles McAllister 
Joe Wilson 
Minnie Dixon 
Christa D'Aurelio 
Ed Watford 
Ronnie Grant 
Otits McDaniel 
Blair Peoples 

RANKIN LAKE 
Kenneth Cherry 
Verdie Wiggins 
Emma Campbell 
Pauline Williams 
Tolly Jenkins 

RANLO 

Michael Burgess 
Hazel Tucker 
Ernest Cannon 
Paul Brown 
Bruce Conner 
Beatrice Green 
George Grice 
James Turpin 
Pearl Day 

RIDGE 

Esther Shuler 
Todd White 
Joseph Farmer 

RIDGEVIEW 
Dixie Staton 

RIVERSIDE 
Lyda Glover 

SANDY PLAINS 
Myron Coy 
Rue Hinkle 
Charles Heffner 
Lottie Daniel 
Wade Capps 
Myrtle Kistler 
Frances Marr 
Lois Carrigan 



Bobby Russell 

Bertha Cook 

Alene Moten 

Edna Hinkle 
SECOND, CHERRYVILLE 

Beulah Clinton 

Claude Poteat 

A.V. Towery 

Janet Self 

Ruth Tallent 
SECOND, MT. HOLLY 

Carl Armstrong 

Hattie Elmore 

Burgin Lawing 

Willie Mae Russ 

Henry Scarborough 
SHADY GROVE 

Mary Witherspoon 

Edna Barker 

Daisy Belle Sellers 

Ruby Sellers 
SOUTH MARIETTA 

June Crowder 

Lillie Lail 

Sara McAlister Enloe 

Josephine Hawkins 

Jerry L. Cloninger 

Mildred Hanes 

Mabel Lucas 

Darrell Poole 

Geroge M. Bradley, Jr. 

Ted M. Wilkinson 

Georgia Ledford 

T. Glenn Self 

Fairy B. Bradley 

Madge Stepp 

Ruby L. Rhodes 
SOUTH POINT 

Judy Gaddis 

Evelyn Sullivan 

Ralph Wood 
SOUTHSIDE 

Leory Henderson 



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Robert Wentz 

Verna Roseberry 

Don Kilpatrick 

Helen Henderson 

Betty Roseberry 

Ethel Stone 

Wiley Treadaway 

Scott Justus 
SUNNYSIDE 

Helen Parrish 

John Davis 

James Hubbard 
SUNSET FOREST 

Inez Burrell 

Pearl McAndrews 
TAYLOR MEMORIAL 

Randy Carpenter 

Sadie Shephard 

Dorothy Chitwood 
TEMPLE 

Estelle G. Crane 

Faye Anderson 

Lucille Almond 

William J. York 

Annie Sue Poole 

Robert Morrison 

Annie Morrow 

Melba Jeanette Hall 

Maggie P. Goble 
TUCKASEEGE 

Anne Roberts 

Gene Watson 

Albert Real, Sr. 

Mary Lou Conard 

Louise Rankin 

Faye Clippard 

Ausie Smith 

Frances Burchfield 
UNITED >^ 

James R. Patterson 

Louis Bumgardner 

Mrs. Mercedee Goodman 



UNITY, GASTONIA 

Grace Woodall 
Thomas Quick 
Bill Hedrick 
Bob Baucon 
Dezaree Crisp 
Albert Bumgardner 
Betty Goodman 
Billie McCullough 
Marvin Walters 
Verna Guffey 
Dovie Barrett 
Virginia Hoffman 
Lester Hicks 

VICTORY 

Beulah Nolen 
Ed Collins 
Paul Withers 
Ella Keller 
Aileen England 

WALNUT GROVE 
Derrill Pasour 
Margaret Phillips 

WEST FRANKLIN 
Harvey Cantrell 
Jennings Thomas 

WOODLAWN 
Julius Baldwin 
Audrey Mitchem 
P.B.Jones 
Mildred Conard 
Irene Ruppe 
Robin W. Long 
Jack Ruppe 



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CHURCH CLERK HONOR ROLL 

(Church Letters received in the associational office by October 7) 



Alexis 

Anthony Grove 

Berea 

Bingham Memorial 

Calvary 

Cedar Grove 

Centerview 

Chapel Grove 

Chestnut Ridge 

Covenant 

Crowders Mountain 

Davis Memorial 

East Belmont 

East Garrison 

East-Gastonia 

Fairview 

Faith 

FBC-Belmont 

FBC-Bessemer City 

FBC-Cramerton 

FBC-Gastonia 

FBC-High Shoals 

FBC-Lowell 

FBC-Mt. Holly 

FBC-Stanley 

Flint Groves 

Fraley Memorial 

Friendship 

Gaston 

Gateway 

Grace-Mt. Holly 

Hardin 

Hickory Grove 

Hillview 

Holland Memorial 

Laotian Mission ■ 

Long Creek 

Loray 



Love Memorial 

McAdenville 

Mt. Beulah 

Mt. Zion 

New Beginning 

New Heights 

New Hope 

New Life-Belmont 

New Life-Stanley 

North Main 

Northside-Gastonia 

Northside-Kings Mtn. 

Oak Grove 

Oakland Memorial 

Parkwood 

Plainview 

Rankin Lake 

Ridge 

Ridgeview 

Riverside 

Salem 

Sandy Plains 

Second-Cherryville 

Second-Mt. Holly 

Shady Grove 

South Marietta 

Southside 

Sunnyside 

Sunset Lane 

Taylor Memorial 

True Faith 

Tuckaseege 

United Unity-Gastonia 

Victory 

Walnut Grove 

West Franklin 

Woodlawn 



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CONSTITUTION AND BYLA WS 

Preamble 



We, the Baptist Churches of Jesus Christ, cooperating together as 
the Greater Gaston Baptist Association of churches to promote 
fellowship, missions, education, and Christian services; to proclaim 
the gospel; and to cooperate with the Baptist State Convention of 
North Carolina and the Southern Baptist Convention in their work, 
do hereby agree and subscribe to the following articles: 



Article I. Name 

The name of the body shall be the Greater Gaston Baptist Association 
of North Carolina. (Amended at Annual Fall Meeting, 1999, to add 
"Greater.") 



Article II. Membership 

There shall be two classes of members: first, affiliated churches; 
second, those messengers and others duly qualified to act on behalf 
of the Association acting in annual session. 

A. Affiliated churches. 

1. Present Member Churches. Churches fully affiliated prior 
to the adoption of these Bylaws shall be in full membership 
under these Bylaws. 

2. New Churches. The Association acting in session may by 
majority vote receive into its fellowship a church from another 
association upon receipt of a letter of dismission from that 
association. -^ 

The Executive Committee may receive into watch-care fellow- 
ship a newly constituted church whose articles of faith harmo- 
nize with those generally held by member churches of the 

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Association. Any newly organized church applying for mem- 
bership in the Association shall be received under the watch- 
care for a period of at least one year so as to prove, through 
practice and attitude, its place as a cooperating Baptist church. 
The watch-care period will offer the new church opportunity 
to prove through practice and attitude it is a cooperating 
Baptist church. During this period of watch-care, a church 
shall be entitled to all rights and privileges of the association 
except that its members shall not hold an Associational office 
or vote in associational meetings. 

A church in watch-care seeking membership must apply in 
writing to the Executive Committee of the Association thirty 
days prior to either the April meeting or the October meeting 
of the Association. If in the judgment of the Executive Board 
upon recommendation by the Executive Committee and 
Missions Committee that the church has met the requirements 
stated above and has fulfilled the watch-care status, that 
church may be presented to the Association to be received into 
the full fellowship of the Association by majority vote. 

3. Discipline. Any church failing to provide its annual church 
profile to the Association, or failing to be represented at the 
annual meeting, or failing to contribute worthily to associa- 
tional and denominational missions for two consecutive years, 
shall be notified by the Executive Committee that remedial 
action must be taken by the time of the next annual meeting, 
or recommendation shall be made to remove said church from 
membership in the Association. 

On recommendation of the Executive Committee or by other 
proper motion, any church's membership may be terminated 
or suspended by majority vote of the Association acting in 
session provided that prior written notice is provided the 
church and the Association's member churches of the pending 
action, and the church subject to the discipline is provided an 
opportunity to be heard. r^ s . 

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B. Messengers and Others in Annual Session. The membership 
of the Association in annual session shall be composed of: 

1 . Officers of the Association as set forth in these 
Bylaws. 

2. Senior pastors of member churches. 

3. Messengers from each member church. 

Three messengers from each church for the first one 
hundred members or fraction thereof, and one additional 
messenger from each church for each additional one 
hundred members or major fraction thereof, provided 
that no church shall have more than ten messengers in 
addition to the pastor. Messengers shall be duly reported 
in the annual church profile sent by the church to the 
annual meeting of the Association. In case of vacancy 
or need for replacement, the church shall report to the 
Assocaition in writing those elected. 



Article III. Government 

Consistent with Baptist doctrine and practice, the final authority 
for the conduct of the affairs of this Association, spiritual and 
temporal, rests with the annual sessions. While these Bylaws 
provide for certain powers to be vested in the Executive Commit- 
tee as Board of Directors, and the Associational Executive Board, 
these bodies shall have only such powers as these Bylaws or other 
action of the members properly delegate. 

This Association is independent and sovereign in its own sphere, 
but it will never attempt to exercise any authority over the internal 
affairs of member churches. 

Article IV. Meetings 
A. Annual Meetings. The Association shall meet semiannually on 
Monday after the third Sunday in October and on a Monday in 
April designated by the Annual Meeting Program Committee. The 
October meeting will continue for two days or longer according to 
the judgment of the Annual Meeting Program Committee and 
subject to the approval of the Association. The April meeting will 

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be a one-day meeting or longer according to the judgment of the 
Annual Meeting Program Committee and subject to the approval 
of the Association. The time of the annual meeting may be 
changed, or special meetings may be called by the Executive 
Committee, provided a two-week notice is given to the member 
churches. Messengers to the April meeting shall be certified in the 
same manner as that specified for the October meeting. Each 
session of the Association shall be opened and closed with prayer. 

B. Special Called Meetings. Special meetings of the Association 
may be called by a majority of the Executive Committee which 
shall provide written notice of not less than two weeks to all 
member churches noting the time, place and purpose of the called 
meeting. 

C. Meetings of Councils and Committees. Councils and commit- 
tees shall establish schedules for meetings not inconsistent with 
these Bylaws, provided that notice is provided to members of such 
meetings. 

D. Notice. Except as otherwise provided for in these Bylaws, 
whenever notice is required, such requirement shall be deemed 
satisfied by notice to the member churches mailed not less than 
two weeks prior to any meeting. 

E. Quorum. Messengers from twenty-five percent of the member 
churches enrolled as members of the Association shall constitute a 
quorum. 

F. Action. Except as otherwise provided herein, the Association 
shall act by majority vote of those present and voting. No voting 
by proxy or absentee ballot shall be permitted on any matter or 
election. 

G. Minutes. The appropriate officer or other delegated person 
shall maintain minutes of the business meetings of the Association, 
the Executive Committee and the Associational Executive Board, 
and such minutes shall be retained at the associational office. 

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H. Rules of Procedure. The parliamentary guide of the Associa- 
tion shall be Robert's Rules of Order (latest revised edition.) How- 
ever, absent an objection or with the consent of the body, the Mod- 
erator may deviate from such rules in the interests of fairness, 
efficiency, and Christian fellowship. The Moderator may appoint a 
Parliamentarian who shall advise and assist the Moderator and the 
Association in the conduct of its business meetings. 



Article V. Directors 

The currently serving Executive Committee shall, meeting and 
acting together, constitute the Board of Directors of the Association. 
Such Board of Directors shall change by and in the same procedure 
as the Executive Committee so that the Board of Directors shall 
perpetually be the same as the Executive Committee. In their 
capacity as Directors, they shall have the duties and responsibilities 
attendant to Directors, subject however to the limitations set forth in 
the Charter and Bylaws. The Directors shall not have power, except 
as expressly authorized by the procedures in these Bylaws and the 
powers reserved to the Association acting in annual session, to 
purchase or sell or encumber any real property, to install or remove 
officers or staff, to amend the Bylaws or Charter, or to bind the 
corporation to any contract. Consistent with our spiritual principles, 
Baptist polity and long term practice, the polity of this Association 
reserves final authority to the annual sessions to govern the affairs, 
spiritual and temporal, of the Association. 

A majority of the Directors shall constitute a quorum. The rules 
governing the meetings of Directors, including but not limited to the 
time for meetings, notice of meetings, and required percentage for 
approval of votes, shall be the same as those for the meetings of the 
Executive Committee. Meetings may serve as both Executive 
Committee meetings and Board of Directors meetings at the same 
time. . ^ 



Article VI. Officers 
A. Officers. The officers of the Association shall be the Executive 



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Director of Missions, Moderator, Vice-Moderator, Clerk, and 
Treasurer. 

1. Executive Director of Missions. The Executive Director 
of Missions shall serve according to duties in the Greater 
Gaston Baptist Association Handbook. 

2. Moderator. The Moderator shall preside over the 
meetings of the Association according to the Constitution 
and By-Laws and appoint a Committee on Committees. He 
shall be chairperson of the Associational Executive Board, 
be a member of the Executive Committee, and shall be an 
ex-officio member of all other committees. The Moderator 
shall assume the duties of the Executive Director of 
Missions as assigned by the Association when by reason of 
resignation and/or illness the Association is not served by 
an Executive Director. The Moderator shall be ineligible to 
succeed himself after the second successive term. 

Whenever required by law or practice, the Moderator shall 
serve as the President of the Corporation, having however 
only such powers in that capacity as are expressly granted 
by the Board acting consistent with these Bylaws. In a 
similar manner and subject to the same limitations, the 
Vice-Moderator shall act as the Vice-President. 

3. Vice-Moderator. The Vice-Moderator shall preside in 
the absence of the Moderator, or at the pleasure of the 
Moderator, and shall be vice chairperson of the 
Associational Executive Board and chairperson of the 
Associational Council. 

4. Clerk. The Clerk shall send annual report forms to the 
member churches at least thirty days prior to the annual 
meeting of the Association; keep an accurate record of the 
proceedings of the Association; with approval of the 
Executive Committee supervise the printing and distribu- 

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tion of the minutes to member churches; keep on file 
copies of the minutes, records, and other documents of the 
Association; and serve as Secretary of the Associational 
Executive Board. For these services the Clerk may receive 
compensation as decided by the Association. 

5. Treasurer. The Treasurer and Executive Director of 
Missions shall oversee receipt and deposit of all funds of 
the Association in the name of the Association and dis- 
burse the same upon instructions from the Association, its 
Associational Executive Board, or as designated in the 
budget. The Treasurer shall render an accurate report of 
receipts and disbursements at the annual meeting, give a 
report at each Associational Executive Board meeting, 
prepare an audit for the Executive Committee when 
requested by that committee, and keep books available 
and up to date for examination. For mutual protection of 
the Association and its officers, the Treasurer, the Execu- 
tive Director of Missions and Bookkeeper shall be bonded 
in such amount as the Executive Committee shall direct. 
For services rendered, the Treasurer may receive compen- 
sation as decided by the Association. 

B. Election. Except as otherwise provided herein, the officers 
shall be elected annually by the Association in its April meeting 
and shall serve until their successors are elected. 

C. Terms. The terms of office shall be from November 1 through 
October31. 

D. Vacancies. Vacancies occurring between annual meetings 
shall be filled by recommendations made by the Nominating 
Committee to the Associational Executive Board, with the excep- 
tion of the office of Moderator. If the office of Moderator be- 
comes vacant, the Vice-Moderator shall automatically become 
Moderator. 

E. A Historian shall be elected in the same manner as officers, 

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and shall collect and preserve historical data on the Association 
and its churches, and shall present a written report at each annual 
meeting of the Association. 

Article VII. Organizations 

A. Organizations. The Association shall encourage and promote 
associational organizations: Sunday School, Discipleshiping, 
Woman's Missionary Union, Brotherhood, Music Ministry, and all 
other organizations with full staffs and programs necessary for the 
promotion of the work of the Association in fulfilling its purpose. 

B. Elections. The officers of these organizations shall be elected 
by the Association in its April meeting and shall serve until their 
successors are elected. The terms of office shall be from 
November 1 through October 3 1 . Vacancies occurring between 
annual meetings shall be filled by the Nominating Committee. 

C. Duties. The duties as set forth herein may be further 
Trainspelled out in the Associational Policies Manual. 

1. The Associational Sunday School Director shall promote 
and supervise the Sunday School and Vacation Bible School 
Program of the Association in cooperation with the Church 
Development Director. 

2. The Associational Discipleship Training Director shall pro 
mote and supervise the Discipleship Training Program of the 
Association in cooperation with the Church Development 
Director. 

3. The Associational Woman's Missionary Union Director shall 
promote and supervise the Woman's Missionary Union Program 
of the Association in cooperation with the Executive Director 
of Missions and in keeping with the Constitution and By-Laws 
of Woman's Missionary Union of Greater Gaston Baptist 
Association. 

4. The Associational Brotherhood Director shall promote and 
supervise the Brotherhood Program of the Association 

in cooperation with the Executive Director of Missions. 

5. The Associational Music Director shall promote and 
supervise the Music Program of the Association in cooperation 
with the Church Development Director. 

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Article VIII. The Associational Executive Board 

A. Composition. The Association shall have an Associational 
Executive Board composed of the Officers of the Association, the 
Associational Sunday School Director, the Associational Director 
of Discipleship Training, the Associational WMU Director, the 
Associational Brotherhood Director, the Associational Music 
Director, the senior pastors of the member churches, and two 
members from each participating church. The two members 
elected by each church shall be duly reported in the annual church 
profile. In case of vacancy or the need for a replacement, the 
church shall report to the Association in writing those elected. 
Retired ministers, associate pastors, ministers of youth, ministers 
of music, and ministers of education may attend as ex-officio, 
nonvoting members. 

B. Meetings and Duties. The Associational Executive Board 
shall hold two meetings and others as necessary, and present a 
written report to the Association at each meeting. It shall be the 
duty of the Associational Executive Board to act for the Associa- 
tion in the interim between annual meetings. It shall carry out the 
policies and will of the Association. 



Article IX. Committees 

A. General. The Association shall have such councils, standing 
committees, and other committees as authorized by the Associa- 
tion or the Associational Executive Board. 

B. Terms. Members of all committees, except the Associational 
Council, the Committee on Committees, Church-Pastor Relations 
Committee, and the Crisis Fund Committee, shall be elected to 
serve rotating three-year terms. 

C. Duties. The duties of committees and councils as set forth 
herein, are amplified in the policy manual of the Association. 

D. Standing Committees. 

1. Committee on Committees. 



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a. Composition. The Moderator shall appoint at the annual 
meeting of the Association a Committee on Committee 
consisting of eight members of whom at least two shall be 
lay persons. 

b. Duties. The Committee on Committees shall nominate the 
members of standing committees, except the Associational 
Council, and present them for election by the Association, 
fill all vacancies that may occur between annual meetings, 
and appoint special committees that may be authorized by 
the Association or its Associational Executive Board. 

2. Executive Committee. 

a. Composition. Executive Committee shall be composed 
of the Moderator, the chairperson of the Associational 
Council, the chairperson of the Finance Committee, the chair 
person of the Missions Committee, the chairperson of the 
Properties Committee, the chairperson of the Bylaws 
Committee, the chair person of the Evangelism Committee, 
the chairperson of the Roberts Retreat Committee, and nine 
other members of whom at least three shall be lay persons. 

b. Duties. The Executive Committee shall administer all 
matters committed to it by the Association or its Associational 
Executive Board and decide on routine and emergency 
matters between sessions of the Associational Executive 
Board. It shall initiate and recommend matters concerning 
business management and approve the employment of all 
personnel except the Executive Director of Missions, Church 
Development Director, and Church and Community 
Ministries Director. It shall accept applications for 
membership in the Association from newly constituted 
churches and may receive said churches under watch-care 
until the next annual meeting which follows one year of 
watch-care status. It shall acting as a whole or through a 
subcommittee, act as a Personnel Committee. 

3. Associational Council, 
a. Composition. The Associational Council shall be composed 
of the Vice-Moderator, the chairperson the Executive 

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Committee, the chairperson of the Evangelism Committee, 
the chairperson of the Christian Life and Public Affairs 
Committee, and the organizational leaders as provided in 
Article VII. The Vice-Moderator shall serve as chairperson. 
b. Duties. The Associational Council shall coordinate the 
activities of the associational organizations and plan and 
promote an associational calendar of activities. It shall meet 
at least once per quarter. 

4. Finance Committee. 

a. Composition. The Finance Committee shall be composed 
of nine members of whom at least three shall be lay persons. 

b. Duties. The Finance Committee shall plan and present to 
the Association an annual budget. It shall have the general 
oversight and administration of the financial affairs of the 
Association. -» .- 

5. Missions Committee. 

a. Composition. The Missions Committee shall be composed 
of eight members: the Associational Brotherhood Director, 
the Associational WMU Director, and six others of whom at 
least two shall be lay persons. 

b. Duties. The Missions Committee shall develop, implement, 
and assist churches in the Association in a progressive 
program of a total study of all types of missions. It shall 
determine the need of new mission points within the 
boundaries of the Association and provide leadership and 
guidance in establishing and shepherding them into full 
church status. It will be charged with monitoring the activities 
of churches and missions seeking membership in the 
Association to determine their readiness for full membership 
and reporting this to the Executive Committee for action. 

6. Nominating Committee. 

a. Composition. The Nominating Committee shall be com- 
posed of nine members. At least four shall be lay persons. 

b. Duties. The Nominating Committee shall nominate at the 
April meeting of the Association: the general officers of the 

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Association, officers of organizations according to the By 
laws, and persons to represent to the Association the various 
institutions and agencies of the Baptist State Convention of 
North Carolina. 

7. Annual Meeting Program Committee. 

a. Composition. The Annual Meeting Program Committee 
shall be composed of six members. At least two shall be lay 
persons. 

b. Duties. The Annual Meeting Program Committee shall 
prepare a printed program for the annual meeting of the 
Association which shall be sent to all persons on the 
program and to all pastors at least thirty days before the 
annual meeting. The committee shall recommend the place 
or places for the next annual meeting, and the preacher and 
alternate for the annual sermon. 

8. Resolutions Committee. 

a. Composition. The Resolutions Committee shall be com- 
posed of three members. At least one shall be a lay person. 

b. Duties. The Resolutions Committee shall present to the 
Association all resolutions it may deem wise. All resolutions 
presented to the Association shall be referred to the 
Resolutions Committee, except that by a two-thirds vote of 
the messengers present on the first day of the associational 
meeting the rules may be suspended and a resolution may be 
given immediate consideration. 

9. Stewardship Committee. 

a. Composition. The Stewardship Committee shall be 
composed of six members. At least two members shall be a 
lay person. 

b. Duties. The Stewardship Committee shall promote the 
total program ofstewardship within the churches of the 
Association. It shall assist the Finance Committee in the 
promotion of the associational budget. 



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10. Evangelism Committee. 

a. Composition. The Evangelism Committee shall be 
composed of six members. At least two shall be lay persons. 

b. Duties. The Evangelism Committee shall promote the total 
program of evangelism within the churches of the 
Association, giving special attention to the promotion and 
coordination of a dynamic, ongoing prayer program through 
out the year. To maintain this program the Evangelism 
Committee will choose one of its members to act as 
Associational Prayer Coordinator. All potential evangelistic 
events or area-wide crusades must go through the proper 
channels in order to become events that are supported by the 
Association — ^the proper channels being to be approved by 
the Evangelism Committee, the Executive Committee, the 
Associational Executive Board and/or annual meeting. 

11. Christian Life and Public Affairs Committee. 

a. Composition. The Christian Life and Public Affairs 
Committee shall be composed of six members. At least two 
members shall be a lay person. 

b. Duties. The Christian Life and Public Affairs Committee 
shall recommend ways the Association can work for the 
promotion of civic righteousness and social uplift. 

12. Properties Committee. 

a. Composition. The Properties Committee shall be com- 
posed of six members. At least two shall be lay persons. 

b. Duties. The Properties Committee shall have general 
oversight over all property owned or leased by the Associa- 
tion and shall submit to the Executive Committee recommen- 
dations appropriate to proper use and maintenance of associa- 
tional properties. 

13. Ordination Council. 

a. Composition. The Ordination Council shall be composed 
of nine ministers. 

b. Duties. The Ordination Council shall, upon request by a 
member church, assist with the examination and ordination of 

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a candidate for the gospel ministry. The Ordination Council 
shall be available to any church requesting assistance; 
: however, any church may establish its own presbytery for 
such examination. The Ordination Council shall examine 
each candidate in these areas: Christian experience; call to 
the ministry; doctrinal beliefs concerning the Bible, God, 
Christ, the Holy Spirit, salvation, the church, the ordinances, 
missions, and cooperation. Any action by the Ordination 
Council or the church presbytery will be reported to the 
Association as information. 

14. Bylaw Committee. 

a. Composition. The Bylaw Committee shall be composed of 
six members. At least two shall be lay persons. 

b. Duties. The Bylaw Committee shall consider necessary 
changes in the constitution and recommend such changes to 

' the Association. 

15. Roberts Retreat Committee. 

a. Composition. The Roberts Retreat Committee shall be 
composed of nine members. At least three shall be lay 
persons. 

b. Duties. The Roberts Retreat Committee shall have the 
responsibility of recommending to the Executive Committee 
development plans, schedules, and policies of the Roberts 
Retreat Area. 

16. Church-Pastor Relations Committee. 

a. Composition. The Church-Pastor Relations Committee 
shall be a standing committee composed of six members: two 
retired ministers, two active ministers, and two lay persons. 
The Executive Committee shall appoint the members of the 
Church Pastor Relations Committee from recommendations 
made by the Executive Director of Missions. The members of 
the Church-Pastor Relations Committee shall serve until their 
resignation, or until replaced by the Executive Committee. 

b. Duties. The Church-Pastor Relations Committee shall 
promote better relations between churches and their pastors. 

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help churches secure pastors, and advise and consult with 
pastors and church members upon their request. 

17. Crisis Fund Committee. 

a. Composition. The Crisis Fund Committee shall be a 
standing committee composed of four lay persons and the 
Treasurer of the Association. 

b. Duties. The Crisis Fund Committee shall work with the 
Executive Director of Missions to meet the needs of 
ministers in times of unusual and stressful financial need. 



Article X. Staff 

The Association may employ persons such as it deems appropriate to 
further the ministry. For all such positions it shall establish appropri- 
ate job descriptions and employment policies and set them forth in 
the Policy Manual. The Executive Committee, through its Personnel 
Committee, shall propose to the Association appropriate personnel 
policies, establish appropriate means for review of the performance 
of all staff and make recommendations based on such reviews to 
appropriate committees, councils and/or the Association. 

Article XI. Finances 
Section A. Budget. The Finance Committee shall prepare an annual 
budget, indicating by items the amount needed and sought for all 
local and other expenses. 

Section B. Accounting Procedures. All funds received for any 
and all purposes shall pass through the hands of the Treasurer, or 
other persons designated by the Finance Committee, and be properly 
recorded on the books of the Association. A system of accounting 
that will adequately provide for the handling of all funds shall be the 
responsibility of the Finance Committee. 

Section C. Expenditures and Receipts of Funds. 

1 . No funds shall be disbursed without the express authorization 
of the Association as provided for in the budget or separate 
authorization. 

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2. No designated funds shall be received except where the 
Association has approved the expenditure of funds for the 
designated cause. Separate accounting shall be maintained for 
all designated gifts and funds. 

Section D. Audit. The Finance Committee shall arrange an annual 
audit of a type and nature it deems appropriate of the Association's 
financial records. 

Section E. Fiscal Year. The fiscal year shall be November 1 to 
October 31. 



Article XII. Associational Year 

The associational year shall begin November 1 and close 
October 3 1 . 

Article XIII. Policies and Procedures 

The staff and officers shall assure the creation and maintenance of a 
Policies Manual which shall contain all currently controlling poli- 
cies and procedures governing any aspect of the Association's 
affairs including committee task descriptions, policies regarding the 
handling of funds, use of facilities, and employment policies and 
practices as approved by the Association. 



By-Law XIV. Amendments 

These Bylaws-may be amended at any annual meeting of the Asso- 
ciation by a two-thirds majority of the messengers present on the 
second day. Amendments shall be voted on at a time designated by 
the Annual Meeting Program Committee, provided the proposed 
amendment has been presented to the Executive Committee in 
writing at least thirty days prior to the annual meeting, and provided 
the proposed amendment is read to the Association on the first day 
of the annual meeting. 



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Directions to Roberts Rpft-Aaf 

469 Dover Road 

Kings Mtn., NC 28086 

Phone: 854-9928 

Directions: 

Follow Hwy 74 West toward Kings Mountain. Turn left onto 
Sparrow Springs Road. Go approximately 2 1/2 miles until 

Sparrow Springs sharply turns right. Proceed 1 mile (passing 

entrance to Crowder's Mountain State Park) then turn left 

onto Dover Road. Travel to the end of Dover Road and 

discover entrance to Roberts Retreat Area. 



Directions To Roberts Retreat Area 



Retreat Area 




Ciowdeis Mountain 
State Park Office 



Kings Mtn. 



To reserve the retreat area and building you must call the 
Associational Office and Resource Center at 867-7257. 

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Churohes of the Greater Gaston Baptist Association 



ALEXANDER MEMORIAL 

825-3216 

208 S. Main St., Belmont 28012 
Jerry Pennington 825-7369 

ALEXIS 263-2301 

PO Box 39, Alexis 28006 
Chad Harvey 263-2257 

ANTHONY GROVE 435-6001 

281 Hephzibah Church Road 
Crouse 28033 
Dennis Bean 867-8474 

BEREA 827-3241 

2522 Hickory Grove Rd.,Gast. 28056 
Mike Forrester 263-1181 

BETHANY 866-0107 

2903 Goble St., Gast. 28056 
GaryBoling 865-6135 

BETHEL 824-4644 

3412 Redbud Dr., Gast. 28056 
James Drennan 864-7453 

BETHLEHEM 864-0406 

539 N. New Hope Rd., Gast. 28054 
Dickie Spargo 867-7801 

BINGHAM MEMORIAL 629-2391 

616 Athenia PI., Bsmr. City 28016 
Jackie Stafford - interim 

BROOKLEIGH 866-7572 

700 Robinson Rd., Gast. 28056 
Dennis Pruitt 864-2516 

CALVARY 865-8229 

3001 S. York Rd., Gast. 28052 
Bruce Pittman 864-3707 

CATAWBA HEIGHTS 827-8474 
311 Belmont Rd., Belmont 28012 
Raymond Johns 825-0745 



CEDAR GROVE 865-0241 

PO Box 2703, Gast. 28053 
Thomas Lavin 629-0505 

CENTERVIEW 827-2061 

2300 Acme Rd., Belmont 28012 
Robbie Moore 827-4003 

CHAPEL 827-5526 

PO Box 942, Mt. Holly 28120 

Mack Pressley-Interim 

CHAPEL GROVE 864-6134 

716 Camp Rotary Rd., Gast. 28052 
James Lowery 867-2685 

CHESTNUT RIDGE 739-4015 

735 Chestnut Ridge Church Rd., 
Kings Mtn. 28086 
Mitchel Pruitt 739-3081 

CHRIST COMMUNITY 866-9801 

POBox 1572, Gast. 28053 
Ricky McElhaney 391-9297 

COMMUNITY 922-7691 

PO Box 534, Dallas 28034 
Roy Barbee 922-3426 

COVENANT 865-2538 

3131 Erskine Dr., Gastonia 28054 
Ron Williams - Interim 

CROWDERS MOUNTAIN 
739-0310 

125 Mayberry Ln., Kings Mtn. 28086 
PauIRhyne 864-0526 

DALLAS 922-3201 

402 W. Trade St., Dallas 28034 
Jack Bryant 922-7431 

DAVIS MEMORIAL 865-9636 

3358 Robinwood Rd., Gastonia 28054 
Ken Lane 868-8718 



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EAST 865-2001 

1 14 N. Church St., Gastonia 28054 
Perry Huffstetler - Interim 

EAST BELMONT 825-5780 

501 E. Catawba St., Belmont 28012 
Raymond White - Interim 

EAST GARRISON 864-3721 

1226 E. Garrison Blvd., Gast. 28054 
Doug Baltzegar 827-7242 

FAIRVIEW 864-6876 

1706 W Davidson Ave., Gast. 28052 
Andy Broughton 865-5823 

FAITH 

1 102 W. Walnut Ave., Gastonia 28052 
Jerry Mobley - Interim 

FELLOWSHIP 735-4196 

2891 Long Circle, Iron Station 28080 
Tom Witherspoon 735-6624 

FIRST, BELMONT 825-3758 

23 N. Central Ave., Belmont 28012 
Robert Baker 825-6057 

FIRST, BESSEMER CITY 
629-4158 

PC Box 397, Bessemer City 28016 
Ron Pierce 629-2548 

FIRST, CHERRYVILLE 435-3796 

301 E. First St., Cherry ville 28021 
Dan Featherstone 435-8294 

FIRST, CRAMERTON 824-1991 

235 8th Ave., Cramerton 28032 
David Julen 824-5136 

FIRST, GASTONIA 865-8576 

PC Box 6298, Gastonia 28056 
Leon Smith 854-9387 



FIRST, MT. HOLLY 827-2481 

300 S. Main Street, Mt. Holly 28120 
Dennis Knight 827-2481 

FIRST, STANLEY 263-4783 

409 Old Mt. Holly Rd., Stanley 28164 
Alfred Miller 263-1807 

FLINT-GROVES 865-4068 

2017 E. Ozark Ave., Gastonia 28054 
Richard Hicks - Interim 

FRALEY MEMORIAL 824-4520 

PO Box 775, Lowell 28098 
Warner Doles 866-8844 

FRIENDLY 867-3629 

1422 N. Rhyne St., Gastonia 28054 
David Mauldin 263-5100 

FRIENDSHIP 825-3276 

5008 S. New Hope Rd., 

Belmont 28012 

Lynwood Lavinder 825-3591 

GASTON 922-7826 

PO Box 583, Dallas 28034 
Richard Gaddis 923-0999 

GATEWAY 867-5391 

734 N. Modena St., Gastonia 28054 

GRACE, GASTONIA 864-5121 

2200 Auten Rd., Gastonia 28054 
DonMott 866-0383 

GRACE, MT. HOLLY 827-8600 

300 Westland Farm Rd., 

Mt. Holly 28120 

Jerry Stanfield 822-1091 

HARDIN 922-3763 

PO Box 591, Dallas 28034 
Fain Farmer 922-8778 



FIRST, HIGH SHOALS 735-5652 
PO Box 37, High Shoals 28077 
Kevin Smith 735-1173 

FIRST, LOWELL 824-1215 

400 W. First Street, Lowell 28098 
Ken Cobb 922-4977 



HARMONY 629-5741 

2009 Puett Chapel Rd., 
Bsmr. City 28016 
LynnHolcomb 922-3394 



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HICKORY GROVE 827-3939 

3717 Hickory Grove Rd., Cast. 28056 
TomHogan 827-6264 

HILLVIEW 922-5561 

403 Dallas-Stanley Hwy., Dallas 28034 
ReavisFox 865-9743 

HOLLAND MEMORIAL 629-9331 

123 Holland Mem. Ch. Road 
Bessemer. City 28016 
Joel Rogers 629-2917 

LAKEVIEW 824-5380 

PC Box 486, McAdenville 28101 
Buck Harper 825-3192 

LAUREL WOOD 867-8590 

124 Gamble Loop Rd., 

Bsmr. City 28016 

Carroll Henderson 866-4152 

LIGHTHOUSE 824-4991 

4600 Country Meadows Dr., 

Cast. 28056 

Jack Paramore - Interim 

LONG CREEK MEMORIAL 

922-3306 

PC Box 484, Dallas 28034 
Bob Cloninger - Interim 

LORAY 867-4479 

1128 W.Franklin Blvd., 

Gastonia 28052 

John Bridges 730-1932 

LOVE MEMORIAL 864-1216 

3 1 1 E. Walnut Ave., Gast. 28054 
Patrick Latta 868-4420 

LUCIA 822-1933 

15434 Lucia Riverbend Hwy 

Stanley 28164 

Michael Davis 827-9845 

MACEDONIA 861-8197 

2021 Garland Ave., Gast. 28052 
Jeff Glenn 853-8156 



MCADENVILLE 824-2740 

PC Box 8, McAdenville 28101 
Andy Raines 824-1873 

MIDWAY 867-5019 

2808 Fairview Rd., Gast. 28052 
Walt Griggs - Interim 

MT.BEULAH 435-3328 
5306 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy., 
Bessemer City 28016 
Wade Huntsinger 435-0516 

MT.ZION 435-9636 

PC Box 579, Cherry ville 28021 
Wayne Key 435-9326 

NEW BEGINNING 861-9267 

428 W. Main St., Gast. 28052 
Bill James 824-0226 

NEW FAITH 263-0249 

PC Box 429, Alexis 28006 
Joe Drum 735-5305 

NEW HEIGHTS 922-8161 

PC Box 60, High Shoals 28077 
Bill Hoffman 866-8892 

NEW HOPE 864-6759 

2024 Redbud Dr., Gast. 28056 
NedBuckner 861-0512 

NEW LIFE, BELMONT 822-6195 

201 Oaktrail St., Belmont 28012 
Dean Brock 822-6833 

NEW LIFE, STANLEY 263-4647 

527 N. Buckoak St., Stanley 28164 
G. W. Home 

NORTH MAIN 827-6141 

1304 N. Main St., Mt. Holly 28120 
Clarence Morris 824-5104 

NORTHSIDE, GASTONIA 

868-2342 

1 920 N. Modena St., Gast. 28054 
David Stewart 864-1351 



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NORTHSIDE, KINGS MTN. 
739-4139 

101 Benfield Rd. Kings Mtn,. 
Steven Akers 739-4139 



SECOND, CHERRYVILLE 

435-9657 

201 N. Houser St., Chryvl. 28021 
Keith Love 435-6286 



OAK GROVE 435-3917 

402 Tot Dellinger Rd., Chryvl 28021 
Jack Calloway 732-8153 



SECOND, MT. HOLLY 827-5181 

709 Rankin Ave., Mt. Holly 28120 
Bruce Bradley 263-1985 



OAKLAND MEMORIAL 824-8086 

PC Box 537, Lowell 28098 
MikeCriswell 922-9964 

PARKWOOD 864-3681 

1729 E. Garrison Blvd., Cast. 28054 
Jeff Long 824-4569 

PLAINVIEW 922-9992 

3640 Dallas High Shoals Hwy. 

Dallas 28034 

Dan Jones 922-0909 



SHADY GROVE 435-9605 

3240 Tryon Courthouse Rd., 

Chryvl. 28021 

Philip Deitz 445-2048 

SOLID ROCK 

PC Box 657, Mt. Holly 28120 
TimLawing 825-5631 

S. MARIETTA ST. 867-4438 

91 1 S. Marietta St., Oast. 28054 
Steve Wamock - Interim 



RANKIN LAKE 922-4806 

2705 Gast./Dallas Hwy, Dallas 28034 
JimLoftis 922-9148 

RANLO 824-1146 

1517 Spencer Mtn. Rd., Gast. 28054 
Bill Miller - Interim 



SOUTH POINT 825-9516 

124 Horsley Ave., Belmont 28012 
Ralph Halliwill 853-8530 

SOUTHSIDE 864-6634 

530 Bethany Road, Gastonia 28052 
Ray England - Interim 



RIDGE 867-0091 

3818 Old York Rd., Gast. 28056 
Chester Waters 922-3740 



SPRINGFIELD 922-0776 

PC Box 359, Dallas 28034 
Allen Harris 825-9171 



RIDGEVIEW 827-3856 

105 Pine Rd., Mt. Holly 28120 
Kerry Ohiser (803) 366-5820 



STOWE MEMORIAL 825-3756 
26 Kee Road, Belmont 28012 
BobMcMahan 825-5987 



RIVERSIDE 824-7785 

76 Riverside Dr., Cramerton 28032 

Allen Lefler 824-3182 

SALEM 864-4953 

1534 Rolling Meadow Ln., Gast. 28054 
Jack Fleming 868-2232 

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SANDY PLAINS 864-4226 

5323 Union Rd., Gast. 28056 
Richard Brown 864-9393 



SUNNYSIDE 629-3840 

1631 Tryon Courthouse Rd., 
Bessemer City 28016 
Carroll Brackett 739-6370 

SUNSET FOREST 827-1551 

903 Hickory Grove Rd., Gastonia 

28056 

Michael Home 827-1551 

SUNSET LANE 629-2464 

PC Box 1237, Bessemer City 28016 

Ronnie Hinson 867-1063 



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TAYLOR MEMORIAL 864-2991 

2616 Davis Park Rd., Gastonia 28052 
Jerry Rumfelt 923-0488 

TEMPLE 865-0420 

701 Littlejohn St., Gast. 28052 
Stephen Jones 864-4395 

TRUE FAITH 828-397-6810 

PC Box 10216, Hickory 28603 
Allen McCoy 828-294-1170 

TUCKASEEGE 827-4301 

511 Tuckaseege Rd., Mt. Holly 28120 
Doug Bryant 827-4456 

UNION ROAD 853-8640 

103 Summer Place, Gast. 28056 
Billy Harmon (803)831-2243 

UNITED 824-2866 

PC Box 814, Lowell 28098 
Blaine Phelps 861-0510 

UNITY, BELMONT 825-8730 

1005 E. Catawba St., Belmont 28012 
JoeLawing 825-9763 

UNITY, GASTONIA 865-7601 

482 N. Myrtle School Rd., Gast. 28052 
Larry Bostian 869-8128 

VICTORY 864-2871 

1101 Lynhaven Dr., Gastonia 28052 
RexAdkins 810-9628 

WALNUT GROVE 922-5306 

3255 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy 

Dallas 28034 

Fred High 629-5432 

WEST CRAMERTON 824-4213 

PC Box 368, Cramerton 28032 
Larry Wilson 803-329-3653 

WEST FRANKLIN 867-6018 

450 S. Myrtle School Rd., 

Gastonia 28052 

Stephen McCranie 228-8132 



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WESTVIEW 629-2506 

3385 Fairview Dr., Gastonia 28052 
Jerry Millwood 867-1664 

WOODLAWN 824-4261 

1 101 N. Main St., Lowell 28098 
Marc Francis 824-1953 



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NEW TESTAMENT FULL 
GOSPEL 599-0154 

1021 Bannister Place, Charlotte 28213 
John Adams 599-0154 

REHOBOTH 862-0700 

P.O. Box 1423, Gastonia 28052 
Keith Martin 867-0795 

SERENITY 

P.O.Box 1154, Dallas, 28034 
Leonard Johnson (803) 684-8039 



Missions 

CREEKSIDE 

144 Concord Church Rd., 
Bsmr. City 28016 
Steve Gregory 629-3634 

KOREAN 864-6299 

New Hope (Sponsorig Church) 
2024 Redbud Dr., Gast. 28056 
Jong Moon Son 865-9845 

LAOTIAN 

Centerview (Sponsoring Church) 
2300 Acme Rd., Belmont 28012 
JudsonLennon 377-1787 

LIFE & TRUTH (HISPANIC) 
435-0084 ^ 

P.O. Box 1698, Lincolnton 28093 
Ruben Garcia 276-2970 

VIETNAMESE 

Loray Baptist (Sponsoring Church) 
1128 W.Franklin Blvd. 
Gastonia, 28052 
PaulTrongLe 704-639-0918 



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Corrected Figures for the 

Annual Church Profiles 

Statistical Tables 

Community Baptist 

Resident Members - 300 

McAdenville Baptist 

Value of Property - $1,263,000 

Rankin Lake Baptist 

Undesignated Receipts - $11 5,605 
Designated Receipts - $20,000 

Victory Baptist 

Total Receipts -$190,872 
Undesignated Receipts - $ 1 82,283 

Overall Totals: 

Total Resident Members - 36,271 

Total Value of Congregational Property - 

$133,270,395 
Total Undesignated Receipts - $37,487,771 
Total Designated Receipts - $5,663,65 1 
Total Receipts - $25,984,785 

These figures have been corrected with 
the Baptist State Convention. 



CHURCHES OF THE GREATER 
GASTON BAPTIST ASSOCIATION BY GROUPS 

Executive Committee members are assigned to each region. 

These persons will serve as a liaison between the church 

and the association. 



1. MOUNT HOLLY-MCADENVILLE 

(Dennis Pruitt, Selina Pate) 



Berea 

Catawba Heights 

Centerview 

Chapel 

Grace, Mt. Holly 

Hickory Grove 

Lakeview 

McAdenville 



First, Mt. Holly 
Second, Mt. Holly 
Solid Rock 
N. Main Street 
Ridgeview 
Sunset Forest 
Tuckaseege 
Laotian Mission 



2. BELMONT-CRAMERTON 
(Walt Griggs, Reavis Fox) 



5. BESSEMER CITY 
(Joyce Peeler, Tom Witherspoon) 



Bingham Memorial 
Chestnut Ridge 
Creekside Mission 
First, Bessemer City 
Harmony 



Holland Memorial 
Laurel Woods 
Sunnyside 
Sunset Lane 
Westview 



6. WESTGASTONIA 
(Chester Waters, Warner Doles) 



Alexander Memorial 


Sandy Plains 


Chapel Grove 


New Beginning 


Davis Memorial 


South Point 


Christ Community 


New Testament Full 


East Belmont 


Stowe Memorial 


Crowders Mountain 


Gospel 


First, Belmont 


Union Road 


Fairview 


Serenity 


First, Cramerton 


Unity, Belmont 


Faith 


Temple 


Friendship 


United 


Loray 


Unity, Gastonia 


Lighthouse 


West Cramerton 


Macedonia 


Vietnamese Mission 


New Life, Belmont 




Midway 


West Franklin 


Riverside 








3. DALLAS-STANLEY 


7. CENTRAL GASTONIA 


(Roy Barbee, 


Paul Rhyne, 


(Larry Bostian, Dot Allred) 


Hazel Boyd) 


Bethany 


Salem 


Alexis 


Long Creek 


Brookleigh 


South Marietta Street 


Community 


Lucia 


Calvary 


Southside 


Dallas 


New Faith 


First, Gastonia 


Taylor Memorial 


Friendly 


New Heights 


Love Memorial 


Victory 


First, High Shoal 


New Life, Stanley 


Ridge 




First, Stanley 


Plainview 






Gaston 


Rankin Lake 






Gateway 


Springfield 






Hardin 


Walnut Grove 






Hillview 


Fellowship 


8. EAST GASTONIA 






(Jack Postell, 


Dickie Spargo, 






Ronnie Hinson) 


4. CHERRYVILLE 


Bethel 


Grace, Gastonia 


(Perry HoUeman) 


Bethlehem 
Cedar Grove 


Korean Mission 
New Hope 


Anthony Grove 


Northside, Kings Mtn. 


Covenant 


Northside 


First, Cherryville 


Oak Grove 


East, Gastonia 


Oakland Memorial 


Life & Truth, 


Second, Cherryville 


East Garrison 


Parkwood 


(Hispanic Mission) 


Shady Grove 


First, Lowell 


Ranio 


Mt. Zion 


True Faith, Hickory 


Flint-Groves 


Rehobeth 


Mt. Beulah 




Fraley Memorial 


Woodlawn 




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2000 Greater Gaston Baptist Association Annual 

2000 Annual 

Table of Contents 



Associational Clerk's Honor Roll 116 

Associational Reports 37 

Auditors Report 83 

Church Addresses 173 

Church Anniversaries 28 

Church Directory 88 

Committee on Committee's Annual Report 31 

Constitution and By-Laws 117 

Dedication 2 

Directory of Officers/Institutional Representatives 29 

Executive Board Members 105 

Financial Reports 69 

GGBA Personnel 28 

Historical Events 103 

History of Host Churches 5 

Memorials Ill 

Messengers 107 

Proceedings: 

January Executive Board 11 

Spring Meeting 15 

August Executive Board 18 

Fall Meeting 21 

Program: 

Spring Annual Meeting 8 

Fall Annual Meeting 9 

Eloberts Retreat Directions 172 

Statistical Tables 133 

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IN HONOR OF 
MRS. DOROTHY PURVIS ALLRED (MRS. HOYLE T.) 

A native of Greensboro, North Carolina, "Dot" 
was the oldest of four children of W. Ernest and 
Lillie Powers Purvis. She attended the old 
Asheboro Street Baptist Church, now Friendly 
Avenue Baptist Church, and became a Christian at 
the age of thirteen. She credits family and church 
for laying a good foundation for her life. 
Dot married Hoyle Allred, a businessman, whom 
God called to return to school to study for the 
ministry following Navy service during World 
War II. 

In preparation for her role as a minister's wife 
she studied at Carver School of Missions and 
Social Work and at Southern Seminary in Louis- 
ville, Kentucky. 
Dot served on her husband's staff when be became Director of 
Missions in the Gaston Baptist Association in North Carolina. She had 
responsibilities in the area of leadership training for educational programs 
in the churches. 

The Allred 's have three daughters: Sharon Decker, Susan Allred and 
Janet Mann. She has six grandchildren, one deceased, and six great 
grandchildren. 

Dot served as president of the Woman's Missionary Union (WMU) 
of North Carolina from 1986 until 1991. She served as a vice president 
of the national WMU organization and served on numerous committees 
of that organization. 

Dot Allred was elected and served for two consecutive years as first 
vice president of the North Carolina Baptist State Convention (1991-93). 
She has also served on various committees of the Baptist State Conven- 
tion. 

She personally participated in the Association's partnership with 
Europe, traveling with a Gaston County team to work in the Romsey 
Baptist Church in England and to Sao Paulo, Brazil, to participate in the 
women's convention and state convention of that enormous state. 

Regarding the many opportunities for ministry and service she has 
had, she reminds people that she started on the shoulders of her late 
husband. Dr. Hoyle Allred. "He had so much to give and gave it so 
freely and so well, making a difference not only in my life but also 
among North Carolina Baptists as he served in many capacities." 

Dot Allred served as interim executive director for the North Caro- 
lina WMU from May 1993 until May 1994. She is currently in the 
process of completing the writing of the 1 14-year history of this organiza- 
tion, which has a membership of approximately 130,000 Baptist women 
and girls. In 2000, she moved to Rutherfordton, North Carolina. 



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IN HONOR OF 
DR. ALFRED MILLER 

\1 Miller was bom in Dover Mill commu- 
lity in Shelby, North Carolina. He is 
Harried to the former Sandra Beaver, of 
^ancaster, South Carolina. They have two 
children. Donna and Stephen and two 
grandchildren, Madison and Garrett. 



\1 was saved when he was eight years old 

ind surrendered to the call to preach at seventeen. He received the 
Bachelor of Arts degree from Furman University and the Master of 
divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Southeastern Baptist 
rheological Seminary. 

^e served 45 years as a pastor. He retired this year as pastor of the 
i^irst Baptist Church, Stanley. Other pastorates include El Bethel, 
Vlorganton, NC; Lakeview, Hickory, NC; and the First Baptist 
Ilhurches of High Point, Clinton, and Mount Airy, NC. 

n the Greater Gaston Baptist Association, Al has chaired the 
Finance and Executive Committees. In the Baptist State Conven- 
ion of North Carolina, he has served on the Executive, Steward- 
hip, Budget, and Long-range Planning Committees, the General 
Board, and the Ministerial Board at Gardner- Webb University. In 
992 he preached the convention sermon at the State Convention. 

n the Southern Baptist Convention he has served on the Christian 
ife Commission, as a writer for the Sunday school lessons, as a 
aember for students at Southeastern Seminary, and on preaching 
nissions to Europe and Africa. 



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ANNUAL OF THE 

GREATER GASTON BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

OF NORTH CAROLINA 



EIGHTIETH ANNUAL SESSION 

Held With 

First Baptist Church Bethlehem Baptist Churc 

Stanley, North Carolina 28164 Gastonia, North Carolina 2805 

October 1 6, 2000 October 1 7, 200 



The Sprirj Semi-Annual Session was held with 
Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church, Kings Mountain, North Carolina 28086 

May 1,2000 



The 2001 Spring Semi-Annual Session Will Be Held With 

Grace Baptist Church 

Mount Holly, North Carolina 28120 

April 23, 2001 

The 2001 Annual Session Will Be Held With 

First Baptist Church 

Bessemer City, North Carolina 28016 

October 22, 2001 

McAdenville Baptist Church 

McAdenville, North Carolina 28101 

October 23, 2001 



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CHURCH HISTORY OF 
CHESTNUT RIDGE BAPTIST CHURCH 



In the year of 1956 a vision began in the hearts of dedicated people to 
begin a church. In October of that year, a series of cottage prayer 
meetings began at the home of Mrs. Docie Davis. In that same 
month, October 13, 1956, the church was named Chestnut Ridge 
Baptist Church. The first service was held on October 28, 1956. The 
first Sunday's offering was $36.36. 

On November 2, 1956, a lot was purchased for the church building. 
The foundation was started November 13, 1956. On December 16, 
1956, the church was officially organized. 

The first officers were: Rev. William Love "Dale" Thomburg, pastor; 
Jack Rayfield, Earl Fite, Jonas Wright, deacons; Margaret Rayfield, 
church clerk; Lucille Rayfield, secretary/treasurer; and Evelyn 
Wright, pianist. There were 58 charter members. 

In February of 1957, the first ordination service for the first pastor 
and deacons was held. Their first Homecoming was held at Rankin 
Lake Park in September, 1957. 



They moved into their church 
building on February 3, 1957, 
and Vacation Bible School 
was held that summer, June 
17-21, 1957. 

In April, 1964, Rev. Dale 
Thomburg preached his 
farewell sermon. In June, 
1964, Mitchell Pruitt 
preached his first sermon as 
the new pastor. 



They had their first worship 
service in the new sanctuary on February 6, 1967. Another sanctuary 
was dedicated on April 20, 1975. The church paid off all its indebt- 
edness on November 2, 1987. 




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FIRST BAPTIST 

CHURCH 

STANLEY, NORTH 

CAROLINA 

Our church was 
organized on Saturday, 
October 29, 1853 by 
Reverend Robert 
Bruington Jones. Rev. 
Jones was one of the 
first missionaries sent 
from the NC Baptist 
Mission Board to the 

area. The building measured twenty by twenty, was constructed of 
logs, and had split log seats. The pulpit floor was actually two doors 
that were pulled open to reveal the baptistry. This building was 
located three miles from Stanley and also served the Mt. Holly area. 
In June of 1885, the church voted to move to Brevard Station, as 
Stanley was then called. A two acre lot was purchased. On May 3 1 , 
1891 Bruington Memorial Baptist Church was dedicated. In Novem- 
ber 1965, the church voted to relocate to ten acres at the intersection 
of Old Highway 27 and Morris Farm Road. This present location is 
almost exactly where our church stood from 1872 to 1891. In De- 
cember 1 969, the church voted to change the name to First Baptist 
Church. The first service was held in the new building in March 
1970. 

Four years ago, First Baptist Church adopted a master plan for our 
church facility growth. A building committee was formed. Their 
work resulted in the church having the opportunity to build a Family 
Life Center. Everything we have accomplished points back to our 
mission statement, "To involve people in the excitement of wor- 
shipping our Heavenly Father, sharing our life-changing Lord 
Jesus, reaching our community and our world through love and 
ministry, and encouraging one another through fellowship and 
nurture." Our new facility will enhance our ability to accomplish our 
mission statement through: 
*A stage for dramatic presentations and aerobics 

* Senior Adult classrooms on the Sanctuary level 
*Adequate Sunday School classroom space 
*A weight training/physical wellness room 
*A 100 seat dining/reception room *A Second level walking track 
*A large modem kitchen *A game/snack room 

* A basketball court *A craft room 

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BETHLEHEM BAPTIST CHURCH 
GASTONIA, NORTH CAROLINA 

During the year of 
1939, a few men began 
gathering to unite in 
prayer at a spot in East 
Gastonia, in the vicinity 
ofthe Flint Mill village, 
which was covered with 
white sand. At the end 
of the day, during the 
cool evening hours, 
these men would meet 
and have fellowship and prayer. As time progressed, these prayer meetings 
became an everyday thing. Eventually the few men in the prayer band 
3egan to mfluence others and the little prayer group began to increase in 
lumber. A need was felt to have a weekly meeting on Sunday for the mill 
/illage. A lot was purchased from Flint Mill #2 at the exact spot where the 
)rayer meetmgs first began. The pulpit was located between two trees and 
he congregation sat on slat pews in the open air. The towering pines 
)rovided shade during the summer months. However, the need for a 
milding was very evident as the congregation began to increase The 
uture showed much promise; therefore, volunteers began to labor with iov 
'""m ff"^^^ '''^'^'''^: ^"^ I^^cember 7, 1941, the faithful group of Christians 
[eld their first meeting in the white frame building. After the erection of 
he building weekly meetings became permanent, and the group enlarged 
he Idea of forming a Baptist church was brought up, and on May 3 1 
942, the small group of baptized believers organized Missionary Baptist 
.hurch declaring it an independent church, and giving it the name ofthe 
VTiite Spot Missionary Baptist Church. The members chartered were- 
.ollean Penly, Rossie Earle, S. C. Pryor, Zoella Pryor, Pete Pryor, Charles 
angham, Jim Penly, Carme Carver, Walter Willimas, Faye Carver Lily 
[ubbard, Maggie Lytton, Steve Earle, and Bessie Penly. The following 
idividuals were the first elected officers ofthe church: Church Clerk 
teve Earle; Deacon, Charles Bingham; Treasurer, Maggie Lytton; Pastor 
arme Carver. During this same day. May 3 1 , 1 942, the church recom- ' 
lended to ordam Charles Bingham as Deacon. Rev. G. R. Stames ofthe 
emple Baptist Church, Gastonia, North Carolina delivered the ordination 
lessage. 

ollowing with a prayer, there was a laying on of hands. After Rev C V. 
arver, a licensed minister, was called to serve the church, a motion was 
issed to ordain him the following week. Bethlehem Baptist Church has 
id a number of names over the years. They are as follows including the 
ite the name was changed: White Spot on May 31, 1942; Bethel on 
ctober 10 1943; Bethlehem on October 17, 1943 (they did not realize 
ere was already a church with the name Bethel in the assocaiton); Chapel 
rove on October 5, 1 958; and back to Bethlehem in 1 959. 

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Greater Gaston Baptist Association 
2000 Spring Annual iVieeting Program 

iVIonday, iVIay 1 , 2000 (4:00 - 9:00 p.m.) 

Chestnut Ridge Baptist Ciiurcii 

735 Ciiestnut Ridge Ciiurcii Road, Kings Mtn, 

2000'' 

Mini Concert "Son Rise" Ministr) 

Call to Order and Welcome Perry Holleman, Moderatoi 

Scripture & Invocation Mitchell Pruit 

Program Committee Report DeanBrocl 

Enrollment Sandra Tat( 

Introduction of Speaker Larry McElreatl 

Message & Challenge Michael Whitsor 

Congregational Praise & Worship Roger Ware 

Administrative Committee Report 

Nominating Committee Tom Hogar 

Committee On Committees Paul Rhym 

Executive Committee Chester Waten 

Miscellaneous Business 

Hymn Roger Ware 

Treasurer's Report Leon Collin 

Stewardship & Finance Committee Report Warner Dole; 

Missions Committee Tom Witherspoor 

Evangelism Committee Dickie Spar^ 

Celebrate Through Music "Son Rise" Ministr 

Prayer of Thanksgiving 

Evening Meal Courtesy of Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church 

Celebrate Through Children's Ministry "Noah's Notes 

Congregational Praise & Worship Roger War 

Retreat Committee Hazel Boy 

Miscellaneous Business 
Associational Staff Reports 
Recognition of New Ministers 

Presentation of 1 999 Annuals Larry McElreat 

Hymn 

Celebrate Through Music Christ Community Baptist Praise Teai 

Recommendation from Executive Committee Chester Wate 

Reaching Alaska MarkAbematI 

Celebrate Through Drama Shady Grove Baptist You 

Reaching Greater Gaston Jeff Lor 

Video Presentation, "Break Our Hearts" 

Closing Prayer 

Postlude 

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Greater Gaston Baptist Association 
2000 Annual Fall IVIeeting Program 

''On JAission for ffie New Ti/ffffenniumff " 



SESSION ONE: 

IVIondav, October 16, 2000 -- 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. 

First Baptist Church 

409 Old Mt. Holly Road, Stanley 

[issions Fair and Fingerfoods, courtesy of our host church and to be 

3ld at the Family Life Center 

egistration 

[usical Prelude GGBA Sr. Adult Choir 

all to Order and Welcome Perry Holleman, Moderator 

cripture and Prayer Bobby Marrow 

rogram and Enrollment Reports Dean Brock and Sandra Tate 

[oderator's Report Perry Holleman 

. video presentation "Looking Back Over the Past Year " 

ertificates of Appreciation Larry McElreath 

ecognition of New Ministers 

roposed Charter & By-Law Changes Ronnie Hinson/Chester Waters 

raise & Worship Roger Ward 

xecutive Director's Report and Challenge Larry McElreath 

[iscellaneous Business 

resentation of Seminary Extension Diplomia Tommy Armour 

raise and Worship An Lanh Trong Le 

ominating Committee TomHogan 

ommittee on Committees Paul Rhyne 

ocus on Stewardship 

Treasurer's Report LeonCollis 

Financial Development Bobby Faulkenberry 

udget Presentation and Adoption Warner Doles 

tewardship Testimony Bill Hoffman 

horus/Hymn Roger Ward 

[ission Testimony David McAnelly 

horal Worship FBC, Stanley, Aduh Choir 

[issions Message Dale Duncan 

enediction JudsonLennon 

ostlude 

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Greater Gaston Baptist Association 
2000 Annual Fail iVIeeting Program 

'Vn Is/fission for f^e New JAiffennitAmU " 

SESSION TWO; 

Tuesday, October 17, 2000 - 5:30 - 9:10 p.m. 

Bethlehem Baptist Church 

539 N. New Hope Road, Gastonia 



Fellowship Meal, courtesy of our host church 
Registration 

Musical Praise Bethlehem Praise Teair 

Call to Order and Welcome Perry Holleman, Moderatoi 

Scripture and Prayer Dale Lawin§ 

Resolutions Miriam Jonej 

Baptist Agency Report Coy Jeans, NC Baptist Foundatior 

Worship In Song 

Hymn /Chorus Roger Ware 

Evangelism Committee Report Wade Huntsingei 

Missions Committee Report Tom Witherspooi 

Executive Committee Chester Waten 

DiscussionAbte on Proposed Charter & 

By-Law Changes Chester Waters/Ronnie Hinsoi 

Miscellaneous Business 

Praise & Worship Bethlehem Praise Tean 

Presentation of Associational Staff Larry McElreatl 

Association Staff Reports 

Church Development Floyd Parke 

Baptist Social Ministries Lisa Adam 

Christian Women's Job Coip KemWatt 

Recreation Ministry Gene Alexande 

Congregational Praise and Worship Roger Wari 

Video "Break Our Hearts" 

Musical Praise Bethlehem Baptist Choi 

Annual Sermon Dickie Sparg 

Benediction James William 

Postlude 

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EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING MINUTES 
JANUARY 30, 2000 

The Greater Gaston Baptist Executive Board met Monday January 30 
2000 at United Baptist Church, Gastonia. 

Special music was presented by the Praise Team from First Baptist 
Church, Belmont, under the direction of Roger Ward, Minister of Music. 

Perry Holleman, Moderator, called the meeting to order. 

Roger Ward led the congregation in singing several praise choruses. 

Rev Blaine Phelps, pastor of United Baptist Church, extended a 
welcome. He led in the devotion and prayer. 

The minutes were approved as printed. 

Treasurer's Report 

Leon Collis presented this report. It was received as information. 

Finaace Report 

I It was approved as printed. 

I 

I Executive Committee 

Chester Waters reported that Beverly Smith has been hired as the new 
|Media Director/Staff Secretary. Chester reported that several people had 
J made comments concerning reasons that we still have the January and 
I August meetings. Some comments were in favor of having the meetings 
land others believed that the meetings were unnecessary. A survey sheet 
Iwas given to each person to be filled out regarding this situation We 
jasked that they turn it back in at the end of the meeting. 

A policy for the staif when a death occurs in their family was adopted 
This policy IS found in the Executive Committee Report. 

Retreat Committee 

Hazel Boyd reported that the restoration work on the lake has been 
completed. The Youth Choir from South Point Baptist Church has been 
working on the hiking trails at the retreat area. Things are finally shaping 
up on completion of the athletic fields. We have had problems concern- 
ing erosion control. This has been corrected and completed by John 
Jenkins Contractor at an expense of $10,800. 

One of the new projects that we are excited about is a new house for the 
sight managers. This project is a minimum of $40,000. We already have 

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$30,000 promised. Hazel Boyd challenged the churches to help. 

Youth Ministry 

Charles Kellar gave the youth ministry report. On December 3 1 , a Youth 
Millennium Countdown Celebration was held at Chapel Grove Baptist 
Church. There were 100 people in attendance with five decisions for 
Christ and six different churches represented. The next activity will be 
the Youth Lab on February 5th at Fraley Memorial Baptist. 

Miscellaneous Business 

At present we have 63 people involved in our Seminary Extension. We 
have 4 classes going on at this present time. Rev. Floyd Parker presented 
Mrs. Bessie Wheeler with a diploma in Pastoral Ministries. 

Sandy Plains Baptist, beginning the weekend of Palm Sunday, will 
present "Heaven's Gates and Hell's Flames." 

Recreation 

No Report. 

Baptist Social Ministry 

Lisa Adams reported that in the past quarter we have assisted 1,194 
families. A new ministry is on the horizon for our association. This 
ministry is the Christian Women Job Corps. This ministry is sponsored 
jointly with the WMU of North Carolina, the Gaston County of Social 
Services and the Greater Gaston Baptist Association. The purpose for this 
ministry is to provide a Christian context in which women in need are 
equipped for life and employment. It also has a mission context in that 
women help women. This ministry will cross denominational lines and it 
will get Christian women of different faiths working together in a one-on- 
one mentoring program with unbelievable results. This ministry is going 
on in other parts of our state. 

Saturday, May 13, is the first mentoring training workshop for this 
ministry. At present we need your prayers, we need your church's 
support to see if there are women in your church to take part in this 
ministry. 

Mission Committee 

Tom Witherspoon reported that the committee recommends that 
Rehoboth be removed from watch care and given full privilege of the 
Association. This was for information purpose only. It will be brought 
before the association in session at a later meeting. 

David McAnelly is the new pastor at Creekside Mission. We ask that 

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our churches pull together and help in this work. 

There will be a planning meeting February 8th at 7:00 p.m. at the Asso- 
ciational office for those who wish to go to Pennsylvania this summer on 
missions. 

WMU • 

A printed report was in the book of reports. 

Roger Ward and the Praise Team from First Baptist Church, Belmont, led 
the congregation in praise choruses. 

Evangelism 

We have a tremendous program for our annual "School of Church 
Growth and Evangelism." The Evangelism Rally will be held at 6:30 
p.m. at Forestview High School. Our music will be the legendary 
"Kingsmen Quartet" and our speaker will be Dr. Ike Reighard, pastor of 
Northstar Baptist Church near Atlanta, Georgia. We are asking our 
churches to move their evening worship service to Forestview High 
School. Our senior lunch will be Monday, March 27. Another training 
session will be Tuesday, March 28 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm with Marty 
Dupree from our State Convention along with Richard Leach from the 
North American Mission Board. They will train our pastors to teach a 
family evangelism and discipleship process called "Family to Family." 
This will be held at Bethlehem Baptist Church. 

A big event that the association is sponsoring is a one-night area crusade 
on October 14 at the Charlotte Coliseum with Greg Laurie and Harvest 
Crusade. 

Nominating Committee 

Tom Hogan, chairman, brought the following recommendation from the 
nominating committee. We recommend that Beverly Smith be elected as 
Media Director. This motion was seconded and so moved. 

Church Development 

Floyd Parker reported that he is going to be involved in a three-month 
project where he would help a church for three months on a volunteer 
basis. There would be expectations on his part and the part of the church. 
We would seek to mutually agree on what to do and how to do it to 
transition a church from a plateau or declining position to a growth 
position. 

Floyd is very involved in the "21 by 21" Bible Study Ministry growth 
project. The goal is to see 21,000 people in Bible study during a given 

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week before the year-ends. That is 60% of our regular church members. 
The date is November 13-19, 2000. 

Sunday School 

On February 1, 2000 there will be a preview session for the 2000 Vaca- 
tion Bible School curriculum. This will be held at New Hope Baptist 
Church, Gastonia. 

Financial Development 

The national emphasis for this year is "Partners in the Harvest". Bobby 
Faulkenberry shared with the congregation some of the needs in the 
association. The erosion project at Roberts Retreat is being completed so 
that it will meet the guidelines of the state. Bobby encouraged churches 
to give 4% to the association. God knows the needs that we have and He 
will meet those needs but we must be willing to know that God will 
provide. 

Executive Director 

Larry McElreath shared experiences that he had been involved in during 
the quarter. One of the examples is a man coming in our office to get 
food and while he was there Larry shared Jesus with him. The man 
received Christ as his Savior. Another example was that several churches 
have had Witness Training Session. After the sessions they went out with 
teams and witnessed in the community. 

Larry showed slides concerning the vital signs of the churches in the 
association. These slides showed where we had decline or where we had 
increased. 

Committee on Committees 

Carroll Brackett made a motion that we elect Wade Huntsinger to serve 
on the evangelism committee for the unexpired term of Jeff Glenn 
through 2001. The motion was made and so moved. 

Perry Holleman adjourned the meeting in prayer. 



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ANNUAL SPRING MEETING MINUTES 
MAY 1,2000 

1 . The Spring session of the Greater Gaston Baptist met Monday, 
May 1, 2000, at Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church, Kings Mountain, 
North CaroHna. 

2. The Worship Session was led by the "Son Rise" Ministry - Doug and 
Bonnie Couse from Charlotte, North Carolina. They have a sign 
language and music ministry. 

3. The moderator, Perry Holleman, called the meeting to order. 

4. A welcome was extended by Rev. Mitchell Pruitt, pastor of Chestnut 
Ridge Baptist Church. Rev. Pruitt led in the devotion and opening 
prayer. 

5. Program - Dean Brock made a motion that the printed program be 
the official order of business for the session. 

6. Enrollment - Mrs. Sandra Tate, Associational Clerk, made a motion 
that the messengers now registered and those who will register 
shall constitute the Spring Session of the Greater Gaston Baptist 
Association. The motion was seconded and so carried. 

7. Rev. Michael Whitson, pastor of First Baptist Church, Indian Trail, 
North Carolina, brought a very inspiring message on Church Grrowth 
and Evangelism. In seventeen years. First Baptist Church of Indian 
Trail, has grown from 400 to 4000 in number. 

8. Roger Ward led the congregation in the singing of praise choruses. 

9. Committee Reports: 

A. Nominating Report - Tom Hogan gave this report. The list 
of officers is printed in the program. Rev. Hogan 

made a motion that we accept this report. This motion was 
seconded and so carried. (There are several 
vacancies to be filled). 

B. Committee on Committees - Paul Rhyne gave this report. 
He made a motion that the names listed in the printed 
program be recommended for the committees for the year 
2000-2001 . This motion was seconded and so carried. 

C. Executive Committee - Chester Waters presented this 
report. He reported that Beverly Smith had been hired as the 
new media director for the association. David McAnelly is 
the new pastor at Creekside Mission. He reported that in the 
evening session we would be voting on the Alaska 
partnership. Chester also reported that in the fall session we 
would be voting on the a recommended change in the 
Charter and Bylaws, Article Vlll-Item B. 

10. Miscellaneous Business - Wayne Key, pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist 
Church, is on the General Board of State Convention. He wanted to 
let the people know that if they have any input concerning the 

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convention to please let him know so that he can pass them on. 

1 1 . Roger Ward led the congregation in singing. 

12. Treasurer's Report - Bobby Faulkenberry presented this report. 
He reported that we are 3.3% ahead of budget. 

13. Financial Development - Bobby Faulkenberry reported that he is 
now working with seven churches in their future planning. Bobby 
reported that the principle function of this area of work and ministry 
is "to design, administer and evaluate a program of stewardship that 
will edify the associated congregation and strengthen the life of the 
Association." We are continuing to offer conferences for emphasis 
in stewardship and stewardship education. 

14. Missions Report - Tom Witherspoon reported that David McAnelly 
is the new pastor at the Creekside Mission. Our partnership is with 
the South Central Pennsylvania Association in Elizabethtown, 
Pennsylvania, where Tim McClure is Director of Missions. We 
have scheduled over 1 50 people to do mission work. Several 
churches are going on different weeks of their choosing and 100 
people are going the week of July 1 5-22. The South Africa 
partnership is open to anyone wanting to go in February, 2001 . Mike 
Criswell is coordinating this mission trip. 

15. Evangelism Report - Larry McElreath informed the congregation 
that plans have changed concerning the Greg Laurie Harvest 
Crusade. Greg Laurie will not be here. October 1-3, 2000 will be a 
Celebrate Jesus 2000 Crusade. We will be having the crusade in 
three different football stadiums. The speaker for the crusade is 
Hank Williams. This will be a Youth & Family Crusade. We will 
be meeting October 1 at Ashbrook High School, October 2 at East 
Gaston High School and October 3 will be at Cherryville High 
School. 

16. "Son Rise" Ministry presented special music, 

17. A prayer of thanksgiving was given for the evening meal. The 
delicious meal was served by the host church. Chestnut Ridge 

Baptist Church. 

18. Special music for the evening session was presented by "Noah's 
Notes," the Children's Music Ministry from Lucia Baptist Church 
under the direction of Tina Hurdt. 

19. Roberts Retreat Committee - Hazel Boyd presented this report. He 
reported that the next major project is to construct a house for the 
Site Managers. The location for the house has already been marked 
off. We have $10,000 seed money to begin the project. Hazel Boyd 
encouraged the churches to give to this project. 

20. Tommy Armour expressed his appreciation to the association for 
sponsoring Seminary Extension. Tommy presented a diploma to 
Cleve McNair who just finished his Seminary Extension classes. 

21 . Baptist Social Ministries - Lisa Adams reported that the Work First 
Program has been a success story. This program is sponsored 

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through the Gaston County Human Services (formerly known as the 
Department of Social Services). Work First Program will help 
people get jobs and also will possibly help them get daycare for their 
children. The Christian Women's Job Corps is a one-on-one 
mentoring program. There is going to be a mentor training session 
on May 13 at Loray Baptist Church. 

22. Church Development -Floyd Parker reported that when he first 
came to this association, he dreamed that we would have 21,000 in 
Bible Study by the 2P' Century during a given week. Our theme is 
21 by 21 for the year. There will be four different locations and times 
for the Sunday School Training Seminars. 

23. Executive Director - Larry McElreath expressed his appreciation 
to the association for working together for the glory of God. 

Our common bond is Jesus Christ. We need to pray for our churches 
that are struggling and having problems. Some of the greatest 
challenges set before us is growing a healthy church and keeping 
evangelism as the number one priority. Another opportunity is the 

Fall Area Wide Crusade which will be October 1 -3 . 

At present we have 1 3 churches without pastors. If we keep a 

•? positive attitude and our eyes on Christ and what He is doing, it is 
amazing how the Lord continues to bless us. 

! 24. Mitchell Pruitt, pastor of Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church, was 

I recognized for his 36 years as pastor of Chestnut Ridge. 

i 25 . New Pastors and staff members were introduced. 

I 26. The 1999 Annual Minutes were in memory of Mrs. Hazel Morris and 
Mrs. Marie Boling and in honor of Rev. James Lowery, Rev. Larry 
McClure, and Rev. Tom Hogan. Larry McElreath presented copies 
of the 1999 Annual Minutes to these families. 

1 27. Roger Ward led the congregation in singing the hymn, "All Hail the 
Power of Jesus Name." 

28. Special music was presented by the Praise Team of Christ 
Community Baptist Church. 

29. A video was presented about the work going on in Alaska. 

30. Mark Abemathy, the North Carolina's Men's Associate for the 
Baptist State Convention, discussed the areas of work in Alaska. 
There are very few Baptist churches in Alaska. North Carolina 
Baptists are seeing themselves as missionaries. 

3 1 . The Executive Committee made a motion that we participate with 
the North Carolina Baptist State Convention in partnership with 
Alaska. The motion was seconded and so moved. 

32. The Youth from Shady Grove Baptist Church presented special 
music and a drama under the direction of Dale Wimer. 

33. Rev. Jeff Long, pastor of Parkwood Baptist Church, presented a very 
inspiring message on Evangelism. 

34. A motion was made to adjourn and Rev. Bob Winecoff led in the 
closing prayer. 

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EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING MINUTES 
AUGUST 28, 2000 

The Greater Gaston Baptist Executive Board met Monday, August 28, 
2000 at Crowders Mountain Baptist Church. 

Special music was presented by Crowders Mountain Baptist Church. 

The meeting was called^to order by Rev. Chester Waters, chairman of the 
Executive Committee. 

Roger Ward led the congregation in music. 

Larry Laws, pastor of Crowders Mountain Baptist Church, extended a 
welcome and led in the opening devotion and prayer. 

The minutes of the Spring Meeting that was held in May and the minutes 
of the Executive Board Meeting that was held in January were approved 
as printed. 

Treasurer's Report: Leon Collis presented this report. It was received 
as information. 

Finance Report: Warner Doles presented the proposed budget. It will 
be voted on at the Fall Meeting in October. 

Financial Development: Bobby Faulkenberry presented this report. 
There are three traming areas that we have been working on in our 
association. They are Stewardship, Estate Planning, and Financial 
Planning. Another area that churches have been interested in is Incorpo- 
ration. We are working in several churches helping them with the Incor- 
poration process. 

Executive Committee: Chester Waters reported that at the Fall Meeting 
in October we will be voting on a change in the Charter and By-Laws, 
Article Vlll-Item B. This change concerns the Associational Executive 
Board. 

The committee recommends that our association accept Love Fellowship 
Baptist Church into our membership under watchcare. This will be voted 
on by the association in session at the October Annual Meeting. 

Another item of business that will be taken care of at the Annual Meeting 
will be to vote on the proposed Associational Budget for 2000-200 L 



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Retreat Committee: Hazel Boyd reported that the home for the Site 
Managers is in the making. Terry Davis, a member of Rankin Lake 
Baptist Church, has agreed to be the General Contractor for this project 
Hazel reported that we are still needing contributions for this housing 
project. ^ 

The lake has been completed. We want to thank Mr. Earl Bowen for his 
donation for this construction work. The recreation field has been 
developed and the site was inspected and approved by the State Environ- 
mental Agency. The erosion problem has been corrected and completed 
by John Jenkins Contractor at an expense of $ 1 0,800. The hiking trails 
are still being worked on at this present time. 

Miscellaneous Business - None 

Recreation - No Report. 

Missions Report: Tom Witherspoon showed slides of the Mission Trip 
to Pennsylvania. Construction work was done. Several groups led in 
Vacation Bible Schools. Larry McElreath held sport clinics. Several 
made decisions for Christ. Many wonderful things happened during the 
I time spent m Pennsylvania..., 

I Baptist Social Ministries: Lisa Adams reported that the clothing drive 
at Franklin Square was a success. This time of year is veiy stressful for 
parents because they are getting their children ready to go back to school 
I We are filling many clothing orders for children. These children have 
! school supply needs such as paper, pencils, pens, notebooks, book bags 
I and other supplies. We want to say thank you to the ones that have 
Ij supplied many of these needs. 

I I^MI: Tammy Hovis reported that the Leadership Team is getting ready 
: for the Trainmg Session that will be held in September. Many exciting 
events have taken place this year. On May 1 5 we had our Annual Meet- 
i ic! «' ^^km Lake Baptist Church. The theme for the meetmg was 
j Standmg m the Gap." Kem Watts, with the Christian Women's Job 
Corps and Cherri Dalamangas, with Crisis Pregnancy Center, came and 
shared with us on how we might stand in the gap for others for Christ 
On September 11 we will have a Women on Mission's Kick Off honor- 

1^°"^^- Th^WMU Scholarship Fund will be renamed in honor 
I ofMrs. AUred and will be called "The Dorothy Allred Scholarship 

Christian Women's Job Com, f rWTr|. Kem Watts reported that on , 
July 1 the Department of Social Services partnered a one-on-one 

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mentoring program to work with the Work First Program. Two training 
sessions are going to be scheduled for the month of September for 
mentors. Kem reported that this is still a new ministry to many people. 
We would like to have the opportunity to share this new ministry with 
your congregation, group or organization. Please call Kem Watts at 867- 
01 86 to schedule a time to hear more about CWJC. 

Music was led by Roger Ward. 

Evangelism: Wade Huntsinger reported that if you are not connected 
with the Hank Williams Crusade, we ask that you get involved. Please 
set aside these three nights for the Crusade, October 1 -3 . 

Nominating Committee: Tom Hogan reported that most of this report 
was given in April and approved, but we still have a few vacancies. 

Committee on Committees: Paul Rhyne, chairman, recommended that 
Lena Rose Braswell replace Dorothy AUred, who has moved, to serve on 
the Executive Committee. This motion was seconded and so moved. 

Church Development Director: Floyd Parker reported that 24 churches 
have reported information conceming their Vacation Bible School. There 
have been 85 professions of faith. Conceming the Children's Music 
Camp, there were 1 70 children in attendance. Roger & Susan Ward were 
in charge of this camp with many helpers. On 

September 28, the Senior Adult Choir Festival will be held. In August, 
we held four training conferences at different locations for Sunday 
School leaders. We had 250 in attendance. 

Special music was by Rev. & Mrs. Larry Laws and Joan Kirby, members 
of Crowders Mountain Baptist Church. 

Report and Challenge: Jesus is alive and well! Jesus continues to bless 
this association. We are seeking new opportunities of ministries every- 
day reported Larry McElreath, Executive Director of Missions. We can 
see by the reports that have been given that our contributions have 
increased. 

In the last two weeks of November, a construction team is going to South 
Africa. Another exciting event that is coming up is the Hank Williams 
Youth & Family Crusade. We need a vision. A vision needs to be before 
the people and this crusade is a vision for our county. At the September 
Ministers' Conference we will have Hank Williams present and also Jack 
Bryant will be talking about the partnership with Alaska. 



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Just a reminder, October 16-17 is the Annual Meeting. The first day will 
be at First Baptist Church, Stanley, and the second day at Bethlehem 
Baptist Church in Gastonia. 

The meeting was adjourned in prayer by Rev. Chester Waters. 



PROCEEDINGS FOR THE ANNUAL FALL SESSION 
OCTOBER 16-17, 2000 

A Missions Fair was held the first night of the meeting in the Family Life 
Center of First Baptist Church, Stanley. A delicious meal was served 
by the host church. 

1 . The Fall Annual Session of the Greater Gaston Baptist Associa- 
tion was held at First Baptist Church, Stanley, and Bethlehem Baptist 
Church, Gastonia. 

2. The Senior Adult Choirs from the First Baptist Churches of 
Stanley and Belmont and Alexis Baptist Church did the special music. 
They were led by Tim Beam, minister of music at First Baptist Church, 
Stanley. Jerry Anderson, minister of music from Alexis Baptist Church, 
accompanied the choir on the piano. 

3. Program: Dean Brock made a motion that the printed program 
be the official order of business for the sessions. The motion was sec- 
onded and so moved. 

4. Enrollment: Mrs. Sandra Tate, associational clerk, made a 
motion that the messengers now registered and those who will register 
constitute the Annual Fall Session of the Greater Gaston Baptist 
Association. 

5. Moderator's Report: Perry Holleman shared his appreciation 
of being allowed to serve as moderator of this association. He has had 
many opportunities to see first hand the work that is done as he has met 
with many of the committees. Let us keep working together. 

6. A video was presented showing many of the events that were 
held during the year. 

7. Certificatesof Appreciation were presented to the chairpersons of 
|the committees in the association and also to the leaders and officers. 

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8. New pastors and staff members were introduced. 

9. The proposed motion concerning a change in the Charter & 
Bylaws was read at this time. This will be voted on at the second day's 
session. It reads as follows: 

Article VIII The Associational Executive Board 

Item B The Meetings and Duties 

Present Reading; "The Association Executive Board shall hold 

two meetings and others as necessary, and presented a written report to 
the Association at each meeting. It shall be the duty of the Associational 
Executive Board to act for the Association in the interim between annual 
meetings. It shall carry out the policies and will of the Association. " 
Proposed Reading: " The Associational Executive Board shall act for 
the Association in the interims between annual meetings and hold 
meetings deemed necessary and called by a majority of the Executive 
Committee. A written report of all meetings shall be presented to the 
Association. Members shall be given a minimum 2-week written notice 
of time, place and purpose of the called meeting. The Executive Board 
shall carry out the policies and the will of the Association. " 



10. Roger Ward led the congregation in singing a medley of hymns. 

1 1 . Larry McElreath gave a report of the Youth & Family Crusade 
with Hank Williams. Six thousand lives were touched during the crusade 
and at school rallies. Three hundred and twenty-nine people made 
decisions during the crusade. A pizza blast was held each evening. Five 
hundred and fifty pizzas were eaten. We had a "Faith Budget." Many 
seeds were planted. 

In our Prison and Jail Ministry this year, 573 professions of faith 
were made. 

In our Social Ministries, 3,100 families were helped. In our 
partnership ministry with Pennsylvania, this summer there were 39 
professions of faith. We were also involved in the Ukraine ministry and 
African ministry. We are getting ready to go to Alaska on a mission trip. 

We need to do church and not just warm a pew! ! 

We need to have unity in our churches and in the association. 

12. Miscellaneous Business: Rev. Mike Criswell appealed to the 
churches for help concerning a matter with his son. His son is 26 years 
old and on a dialysis machine. He is trying to get some help in remodel- 
ing a home for his son and his wife. He needs help in sheet rock, plumb- 
ing, & electrical. He asked that this be a matter of prayer and also if 
someone can help to please see him after the meeting. Special prayer was 

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held concerning this matter 

Wayne Key, who is a General Board representative for the North CaroHna 
Baptist State Convention, announced that Lake Hickory was recently 
dedicated. They have hired a director of Adult Leadership Training. 

The Baptist State Convention will be November 12-13, 2000 in Winston 
Salem. 

13. A seminary extension diploma in Pastoral Ministries was pre- 
sented to Mary Ann Young. 

14. Roger Ward led in a time of praise and worship. 

15. Nominating Committee: Sandra Tate gave this report 
bhe reported that several positions needed to be filled. She asked that if 
you knew of a person or if you, yourself, would like to serve please 
contact a member of the nominating committee. 

16. Committee on Committees: This committee recommended that 
Kev Ronnie Bowers, pastor of Flint Groves Baptist Church replace 

I Steven Jones on the Evangelism Committee. This motion was made and 
I seconded. 

i , , 

17. Focus on Stewardship: 

Treasurer's Report Leon Collis gave this report It was 
received as information. 

Stewardship Report - Bobby Faulkenberry, Financial Develop- 
ment Consult^t, focused in on three areas. They are stewardship, estate 
planning and financial planning. These have been the focus for this year 

He has been working with many churches that want to be incor- 
porated. He also led workshops at Ridgecrest for Church Incorporation- 
Constitution and By-Laws. It has been a very interesting year Please 
remember to pray for this ministry. 

onnn onm""*^^^' ^^^f ^' ^^^^'' ^^ ^^^^^ Faulkenberry presented the 
2UUU-2001 proposed budget. A motion was made and seconded and the 
motion was carried 

18. Rev Bill Hoffman, pastor of New Heights Baptist Church, gave 
a testimony as to what tithing means to him as a Christian. He also 
shared about the experience he had with Larry McElreath, Executive 



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Director of Greater Gaston Baptist Association, coming to his church and 
sharing with the people about the work of the association and how the 
money from the churches help with the ministry. This made Bill more 
aware of the work the association does and how the giving of 4% can 
help. 

19. Roger Ward led in a time of praise and worship. 

20. David McAnelly, pastor of Creekside Mission, shared in the 
work of the mission. He thanked everyone who had given money or 
assisted in anyway to help the mission. Many wonderful events are 
taking place. They are in need of another trailer so that there will be 
more space for Sunday School. 

21 . The choir from First Baptist Church, Stanley, presented the 
special music. The choir was led by Tim Beam, Minister of Music. 

22. Dale Duncan, a North Carolina Baptist Men's representative 
from Spruce Pine, volunteers all across the world. He showed a video, 
"Standing in the Way," about the flood in Mozem. The team from North 
Carolina set up eating stations and also set up a system for having clean 
water to drink. 

Mr. Duncan said that the group wanted to share Jesus Christ with 
the natives but couldn't due to the witch doctors influence. 
Four witch doctors died during the flood. After the rain stopped, worship 
services were set up for the natives to come and worship. There were 
1500 people that accepted Christ as their Saviour. 

23. Rev. Judson Lennon, Pastor of the Laotian Mission, led in the 
closing prayer. 

24. The second's day session was held at Bethlehem Baptist Church 
in Gastonia. 

25. A delicious meal was served by the host church. 

26. The Praise Team from Bethlehem Baptist Church led in the 
worship time together. 

27. Dale Lawing, associate pastor of Bethlehem Baptist, extended a 
welcome to everyone and led in a devotion and prayer. 

28. Mrs. Miriam Jones brought the following resolution: 
Wliereas the Greater Gaston Baptist Association is growing and making 
progress in many ways under the capable and dedicated 

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leadership of both staff and elected personnel: 

1. Be it resolved that we express our appreciation to the staff of 
the association for their excellent and effective leadership and to the 
many volunteers from our churches, elected to various positions, who 
work faithfully as officers or committee members. 

2. Be it resolved that we acknowledge and express thanks to the 
dedicated and gifted leaders who planned and executed this inspiring 
program. We have been blessed by talented musicians, speakers, arid 
outstanding leaders. May God continue to bless and lead our Associa- 
tion. 

3. Be it resolved that we express to the First Baptist Church of 
Stanley and to Bethlehem Baptist Church and their pastors our deep 
appreciation for the generous way in which they have provided delicious 
food and made sure of our comfort as we enjoy their hospitality. May 
God continue to bless Greater Gaston Baptist Association. 

29. Coy Jeans from the North CaroUna Baptist Foundation spoke 
concerning leaving money after you die. He was talking about wills and 
endowments after a person dies. You can have it set up where it will go 
to a particular work of the NC Baptist. 

30. Roger Ward and the Praise Team from Bethlehem led in the 
praise and worship. 

3 1 . Evangelism Committee - Wade Huntsinger expressed his 
appreciation to all the churches who helped with the Hank Williams 
Crusade. A special thanks was also expressed for those individuals, 
companies, and churches who supported the crusade financially. It took 
many prayers and much faith to have such a crusade as this. Thanks to all 
for your help! 

32. Missions Committee: We have had many partnerships this year. 
We have a team going to S. Africa in February, 2001 . We also have 
planned to join partners with Alaska. Jack Bryant and Raymond White 
will be coordinating this trip. In July, 2001 there will be another trip to 
Pennsylvania to continue our partnership there. Please keep praying for 
all the mission opportunities. 

33. Executive Committee: Chester Waters gave this report. Several 
churches came under watchcare of the association. They were Love 
Fellowship and Crescent Baptist Church. The motions were made for 
both congregations and both carried. 

Full membership into the association was given to Life & Truth 
Hispanic Mission and Serenity Baptist Church. Motions were made for 



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both of these congregations and both carried. 

The Executive Committee approved the following Guidelines for 
Applying to Receive Church Growth Assistance Funds as a New Church 
Start. 

a. The group gathering to organize as a new church body should 
have the blessings and endorsements of a parent/mother church or a body 
of believer's that mutually agree to organize a new church body without 
having had conflicting views of any parent/mother church. 

b. The group agrees to cooperate with Association/Convention in 
an area that has already been clearly defined as needing a new church 
start. 

34. A motion was made to accept the changes to the Charter & By 
Laws concerning the Associational Executive Board Meetings. This 
motion was read the first day of the meeting. The proposed motion is #9 
in these minutes. The motion was seconded and so carried. 

35. Perry Holleman, moderator, appointed the committee on commit- 
tees for the year 2001 . They are Paul Rhyne, chairman; Harrill Helton, 
Selina Pate, Kay Sisk, Keith Love, Carroll Brackett, Sara Wilson, and 
Gail Ford. 

36. Miscellaneous Business: 

Chester Waters made the following motion from the Executive 
Committee: "Based on growth at the Creekside Mission, a need for 
financial assistance to purchase a double wide unit 48' by 24' has been 
identified to the Greater Gaston Baptist Association. The current single 
wide will be used for Bible study classes. The total installed cost will be 
$29,543.00. Creekside Mission is working with the Baptist State Con- 
vention of North Carolina and other churches to also help financially with 
the project. 

The Executive committee and the Finance committee jointly make the 
following recommendation for "the Greater Gaston Baptist Association 
to provide the Creekside Mission with $4,000.00 to assist them in the 
purchase of the mobile unit. This amount will be paid from the approved 
year 2000 budget from selected accounts that have been identified to be 
under spent, such as Sunday School (Discipleship Training), Utilities, and 
Student Ministries Director. 

Year end projections show general receipts will be over budget by 
$8,000.00. A determination will be made after full evaluation of each 
account and confirmation from the responsible budget person before 
payment is made. This motion was seconded and so carried. 



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3 7 . The Praise Team from Bethlehem Baptist presented the praise 
and worship music. 

38. Larry McElreath introduced the associational staff. 

39. Associational Reports: 

Churcli Development - Floyd Parker gave this report. It is 
printed elsewhere in the minutes. 

Baptist Social Ministry - Lisa Adams gave this report. It is 
printed elsewhere in the minutes. Lisa shared some of the needs that we 
have in this ministry. If there are any churches that want to do some 
special projects for children and for families please call her and let us 
laiow > 

Christian Women's Job Corp - Kem Watts, director of this 

ministry shared about the training workshops that are going to be held to 
train mentors to work with women in the Work First Program. These 
women will be helped in all areas including prayer and Bible Study. If 
you are interested in being a mentor, please call Kem Watts at 704-867- 
4438. Her office is located at Loray Baptist Church. 

40. Praise and Worship was led by the Praise Team from Bethlehem 
Baptist Church. .,:,;, ., . 

41 . A video was shown entitled "Break Our Hearts." 

42. The Adult Choir from Bethlehem Baptist Church presented the 
special music. The choir was led by Mrs. Nan Clark. 

!43 . An inspirational message was presented by Rev Dickie Spargo 
ipastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church. 

!44. The closing prayer was led by Jerome McDowell, associate 
ipastor of Love Fellowship Baptist Church. 

|45. This concluded the Fall Session of the Greater Gaston Baptist 
Association. 



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MOTTO 

"Epaphras, Who is one of you, a Servant of Christ, saluteth you always 
laboring fervently with you in prayer, that you may stand perfect and 
complete in all the will of God." Col. 4:12 

ASSOCIATIONAL PERSONNEL 

Larry McElreath Executive Director 

Floyd Parker Church Development Director 

Bobby Faulkenberry Financial Development Consultant 

Lisa Adams Baptist Social Ministries Directors 

Kern watts Christian Women 's Job Corps Site Coordiator 

Sherry Davis Administrative Assistant 

Gene Alexander Recreation Director 

Sandra Tate Staff Secretary/ Associational Clerk 

Joyce Vanover Financial/Staff Secretary 

Beverly Smith Media Director/Staff Secretary 

Gerald & Sylvia Carriker Maintenance 

Terrill & Becky Carriker Maintenance 

Ken & Libby Grubbs Site Managers/Roberts Retreat Area 



CHURCH ANNIVERSARIES - 2001 

United '.......i:::::^:.:Z.. ...;. .........:...........:.... 25* 

Southside 25* 

Fellowship 35* 

Fraley Memorial 35* 

Chestnut Ridge 45* 

New Life, Belmont 45* 

Riverside 45* 

Bingham Memorial 50* 

Temple 75* 

Centerview 80* 

Mt. Beulah 85* 

Tuckaseege 90* 

EastGastonia 100* 

McAdenville 115* 

Shady Grove 120* 



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Directory of Officers/Institutional 
Representatives for 2000-2001 

Moderator: Perry Holleman (704-435-3796) - First Baptist, Cherryville 

- 301 E. First St., Cherryville, NC 28021 

Vice-Moderator: Larry Bostian (704-865-7601) - UnityBaptist , 
Gastonia - 482 N. Myrtle School Road, Gastonia, NC 28052 

Clerk; Sandra Tate (704-867-7257) - Greater Gaston Baptist Assoc- 
1607 Rankin Lake Road, Gastonia 28052 

Treasurer: Leon Collis (704-864-6034) - Chapel Grove Baptist - 110 
Horton Road , Gastonia, NC 28052 

Annuity Board Representative: Raymond White (704-861-6034) - 
1812 Westbrook Circle, Gastonia, NC 28052 

Baptist Foundation: Richard Laws (704-861-0575) -First Baptist, 
Gastonia - 4 1 8 South Street, Gastonia, NC 28052 

Baptist Hospital: Elvin Jones (704-825-5404) - Bast Belmont Baptist 

- 231 Lakeview Drive, Belmont, NC 28012 

Children's Homes: William Brown (704-853-801 5) - First Baptist, 
Gastonia- 1705 Montclair Ave., Gastonia, NC 28054 

Christian Education: Barry Hambright (704-867-2953) - 1621 Dixon 
Road, Gastonia, NC, 28054 

Retirement Homes: Lee Gregory (704-629-6229) - Mt. Beulah 



Baptist- 128 Concord Church Road, Bessemer City, NC 28016 
Brotherhood: Tony Abemathy (704-435-4094) - Mt. Zion Baptist - 



PO Box 791, Cherryville, NC 28021 

Christian Women Job Corp Coordinator: Kem Watts (704-867- 



1538) - Loray Baptist- 206 Briarcreek Road, Gastonia, NC 28056 
Correctional Institution Director: Alan Carpenter - Flint Groves 



Baptist- 1722 N. New Hope Rd, Gastonia, NC 28054 

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Director Discipleship Training: Tommy Armour (704-922-3763) - 
PO Box 591, Dallas, NC 28034 

Family Ministries Director: vacant 

Historian: Juanita Alexander (704-865-5812) - Parkwood Baptist - 410 
Modena Street, Gastonia, NC 28054 

Media Library Ministry Director: Beverly Smith (704-867-7257) - 
Greater Gaston Baptist Assoc- 1607 Rankin Lake Rd, Gastonia, NC 28052 

Music Director: vacant 

Organist: Tracy Kerley (825-9516) - South Point Baptist - 124 Horsley 
Ave., Belmont 28012 

Pianist: Jill Coy (825-5513) - Chapel Grove Baptist - 203 Davis Lane, 
Belmont 28012 

Prayer Coordinator: vacant 

Seminary Extension Director: Tommy Armour (704-922-3763) - PO 
Box 591, Dallas, NC 28034 

Senior Adult Director: Ed Jenkins (704-922-5173) - Fraley Memorial 
Baptist - 185 Winchester Acres, Dallas, NC 28034 

Singles Ministry Director: vacant 

Sunday School Director: Gary Ballard (704-827-2498) - 14104 Lucia 
Riverbend Hwy., Stanley, NC 28 1 64 

Vacation Bible School Directors: Kevin & Beverly Smith (704-867- 
7257) - Greater Gaston Baptist Assoc. - 1607 Rankin Lake Road, 
Gastonia, NC 28052 

WMU: Tammy Hovis (922-5019) - Hardin Baptist - 1224 Pecan 
Springs Ct, Dallas, NC 28034 

Youth Ministries Coordinators: 

David McClure (704-864-1216) - Love Memorial Baptist - 3 1 1 E. 
Walnut Ave., Gastonia, NC 28054 

Dale Wimer (704-435-9605) - Shady Grove Baptist - 3240 Tryon 
Courthouse Road, Cherryville, NC 2802 1 

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2000-2001 REPORT OF 
COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES 

1. Executive Committee 

2003 Frankie Beam, 601 Sandycrest Dr.,Cherryville 28120 

(435-3173) Mt.Zion 

Patrick Latta, 311 Walnut Ave., Gastonia,28054 (864-1216) 

Love Memorial 

Keith Love, 201 Houser St., Cherryville 28120 (435-6286) 

Second Cherryville 

2002 Selina Pate, Chrm., 501 Catawba Street, Belmont, 28012 
(825-5780) 

East Belmont 

Lena Rose Braswell, 209 Carolina Ave. Cherryville 28021 

(435-6183) First, Cherryville 

Paul Rhyne, 125 Mayberry Lane, Kings Mtn., 28086 

(739-0310) CrowdersMtn. 

2001 Rex Adkins, 1101 Lynhaven Dr., Gastonia 28052 (864-2871) 

Victory 

Horace Cline, 1230 N.New Hope Rd., Gastonia, 28054 

(865-2092) Flint Groves 

Joyce Peeler, 1284 Peeler Rd, Vale, 28168 (276-2905) 

2"'^ Cherryville 



2. Finance Committee 

2003 Brian Hough, 1 00 N. Mulberry Ct., Mt. Holly (827-6922) 

Tuckaseege 

Chet Spruill, 233 Louise Ave., Stanley, 28164 (263-2470) 

Alexis 

Gail Ford, 439 Tot Dellinger Road, Cherryville 28021 

(435-5261) Mt. Zion 

2002 Alfred Miller, Clirm., 409 Old Mt. Holly Rd., Stanley, 28164 

(263-4783) First, Stanley 

Glenn Adams, RO. Box 7, Bessemer City, 28016 (629-221 1) 

First, Bessemer City 

Herman Eaker, 136 Homeplace Dr., Mt. Holly, 28120 

(827-9009) Hickory Grove 

2001 Dennis Bean, 339 Anthony Grove Rd., Crouse, 28033 



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3. Nominating Committee 

2003 Kenneth Click, 213 Quail Dr., Dallas 28034 (922-5006) 

Rankin Lake 

Nell Patton, 708 W. Trade Street, Dallas 28034 (922-4301) 
Dallas 

Mike Johnson, 716 Camp Rotary Rd., Gastonia 28052 

(864-6134) Chapel Grove 

2002 Dennis Bean, 339 Anthony Grove Rd., Crouse, 28033 

(867-8474) Anthony Grove 

Robert Redding, 3240 Tryon Courthouse Rd, Chyv. 28021 

(435-9605) Shady Grove 

Tom Hogan, Chrm., 3717 Hickory Grove Rd., Gast, 28056 

(827-3939) Hickory Grove 

2001 Abby Robinson, 1900 Taylor Drive, Gastonia, 28052 

(864-1694) Unity, Gastonia 

Wendy Haithcock, 202 Church St., Cramerton, 28032 

(824-1786) WestCramerton 

Louise Davis, 430 S. Pine St., Dallas, 28034 (922-3464) 

Long Creek 

4. Missions Committee 

2003 Klent Craft, 249 Lee Black Rd., Cherryville, 28021 j 

(435-6498) Mt. Zionj 

Ralph Miller, 1407 Ridgewood Dr., Gastonia, 282054 j 

(864-3709) NewHopej 

2002 George Perkins, 105 N. Carpenter St., Gast. 28054 (865-6141)1 

Centerview 

Mike Criswell, Chrm., RO. Box 537, Lowell, 28098 

(922-9964) Oakland 

2001 John Bridges, 4525 Tekoa Dr., Gast, 28052 (867-1932) 

.....Lora) 

Andy Broughton, 1 807 W. Davidson Ave. Gast., 28052 

(865-5823) Fairvie\^l 



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5. Stewardship Committee 

2003 Jeanette Hoyle, 126 Happly Valley Terrace, Chenyville,28021 

(435-9489) Shady Grove 

Steve Ray, 308 Treeline Dr., Belmont 28012 (825-7467) 

South Point 

2002 Jack Barbee, Co-Chrm., 4905 Sparrow Dairy Rd., Gast., 

28056 (864-4849) Sandy Plains 

2001 Bill Hoffman, Co-Chrm., 4315 Beaty Rd, Gastonia, 28056 .... 

(866-8892) New Heights 

6. Evangelism Committee 

2003 Chad Harvey, PO Box 39, Alexis, 28006 (263-2301) 

Alexis 

Ed Jenkins, 185 Winchester Acre, Dallas 28034 (922-5173) 
Fraley Memorial 

2002 Ronnie Bowers, 2017 E. Ozark Ave., Gast., 28054 (865-4068) 

Flint Groves 

2001 Raymond Johns, 210 Lake Hill Court, Belmont, 28012 

(825-0745) Catawba Heights 

Wade Huntsinger, Chrm., 5306 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy., 

Bessemer City 28016 (435-0516) Mt. Beulah 

7. Christian Life and Public Affairs Committee 

2003 Judy Graves, PO Box 253, Cherryville 28021 (435-2524) 

Oak Grove 

Flavio Sabucco, 1305 Park Lane, Gastonia 28052 (869-8365) 
Sunnyside 

2002 Mary Carpenter, 946 Ramseur Rd., Bessemer City, 28016 

(735-4015) Chestnut Ridge 

Wayne Key, PO Box 579, Cherryville 28021 (435-9636) 

Mt. Zion 

2001 Larry Bostian, Chrm., 482 N. Myrtle School Rd, Gast, 28052 

(865-7601) Unity, Gast. 

David McAnelly, 202 S. Gaston St., Kiings Mountain 28086 

(734-1012 Creekside 



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8. Resolutions Committee 

2003 Raymond White, 1812 Westbrook Circle, Gastonia 28052 

(861-8771) East Belmont 

2002 Lee Gregory, 128 Concord Church Rd., Bess. City, 28016 

(629-6229) ...., Mt. Beulah 

2001 Miriam Jones, Chrm., 23 1 Lakeview Dr, Belmont, 28012 

(825-5404) East Belmont 



9. Annual Meeting Program Committee 

2003 Russell Paterson, 1 1 4 Church Street, Gastonia 28054 

(865-2001) East Gastonia 

Ann Bryant, 5 1 1 Tuckaseege Road, Mt. Holly 28 1 20 

(827-4456) Tuckaseege 

2002 Tina Hurdt, 2228 Hudson Poultry Rd, Iron Station, 28080 

(735-7080) Luciai 

G.W. Home, RO. Box 235, Alexis, 28006 (263-9706)... Alexis i 
2001 Dean Brock, Chrm., 1 14 Windermere Rd., Mt; Holly, 28120 

(822-6833) NewLifej 

Doug Bryant, 511 Tuckaseege Rd., Mt. Holly, 28120 

(827-4456) Tuckaseege 



10. Associational Properties Committee 

2003 Roy Postell, 2957 Rufus Ratchford Rd., Gastonia, 28054 

(867-3324) Southsidei 

Linda Stilber, 508 Daleview Rd., Cherryville 28021 I 

(435-6275) Mt. Zionj 

2002 Reavis Fox, Chrm., 403 Dallas-Stanley Hwy., Dallas, 28034 

(865-9743) Hillview, 

Paul Treadway, Temple 

2001 Joel Rogers, 121 Holland Mem. Ch. Rd., Bess. City, 28016 

(629-2917) Holland Memorial 

Larry Hovis, 302 Oakwood Dr, Mt. Holly, 28120 (827-5517) 
First, Stanley! 



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11. Charter and By-Laws Committee 

2003 John Bowden, Chrm., 1 666 Westbrook Circle, Gastonia 
28052 

(866-4307) Loray 

Kevin Loftin, 102 Davis Street, Belmont 28012 (825-2462) 

oAAo r, '•■"tt- East Belmont 

2002 Ronme Hmson, P.O. Box 1237, Bess. City 28016 

^ (^f7-^^^i) Sunset Lane 

Bob Wmecoff, 300 S. Main St., Mt. Holly, 28120 (827-2481) 

onni ^u ■;■■*■;■■";;■■■■, First, Mt. Holly 

200 1 Charles Ledford, 2 1 Long Creek Ch. Rd., Dallas 28034 

^ (^?f;^1^6) '.Long Creek 

Kex Adkms, 1101 Lynhaven Drive, Gast, 28054 (864-2871) 

Victory 

i 12. Retreat Committee 

2003 BillFouse, 3724 Stoneycreek Court, Gastonia 28056 

(865-9736)... Covenant 

Miller Garrison, PO Box 361, Stanley, 28164 (263-2247) 

2002 Wayne Key, PO. Box 579, Cherry^^ille; 28021 (435-9636)^ ^^ 

^ '^".', '"''";: Mt. Zion 

Coy Bridges, 140 Cox Lake Rd., Stanley, 28164 (827-5285) 

■ , Luci9 

Donald Lavery, 1402 Cherryville Hwy, Chern^ille "28021 

2001 Hazel Boyd, Chrm., 130 River Creek Lane, Gast 28052 

, ^'V'^T. • Oaston 

Lewis Hartzog, 109 Ingel Mtn. Rd., Dallas, 28034 (922-0032) 

Dallas 

Kayhill Fraley, 1721 Hartford Drive, Gast.,*28052"(865"-5005) 

First, Gastonia 



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13. Crisis Fund Committee 

Bob Wright, 3320 Dallas-Chryvlle Hwy., Bess. City, 28016 

(922-3826) First, Bess. City 

Junior Morris, 1 1 5 White Pine Dr, Dallas, 28034 (922-7347) 

Plainview 

Kerry Clippard, 141 Charlotte St., Alexis, 28006 (263-2073) 

L.W. Alford, Rt 1 Box 106A, Belmont, 28012 (825-9729) 
Parkwood 

Leon Collis, Chrm., 110 Horton Rd., Cast. 28054 (864-6034) 
Chapel Grove 

Charles Meares, 3 1 1 Hoke Drive, Dallas, 28034 (922-7484) 
Rankin Lake 

14. Church-Pastor Relations Committee 

Frank Koger, 1808 Armstrong Park Rd., Gast., 28054 

(864-8636) First, Gastonia] 

Raymond White, 501 E. Catawba St., Belmont, 28012 

(825-5780) EastBelmontj 

Fred West, 539 Downey Place, Gastonia, 28054 (865-1625) 

First, Gastonia; 

M.O. Owens, 1961 Cottage Court, Gast., 28054 (864-6627) 

Parkwood: 

John Bowden, 1666 Westbrook Circle, Gast., 28052 

(867-4479) Loray 

Richard Laws, Chrm., 1005 Maple Ave. Gast., 28052 

(861-0575) First Gastonia 

! 

15. Police Chaplaincy Committee 

Ed Richardson, Chrm., PO. Box 1747, Gast., 28053 

(834-2888) First, Gastoniajl 

Jack Postell, 2027 Sparrow Springs Dr., Gast., 28056 

(866-0564) Chapel Grove 

Mike Criswell, PO. Box 537, Lowell, 28098 (922-9964) 

Oakland Memorial 

Bill Miller, 109 Taylor Rd., Stanley, 28164 (263-9033) 

Rank 



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Highlighted Activities for 
Larry McElreath, GGBA Executive Director 

(November 1999 - October 2000) 

1 . Spoke at 2 Pastor Installation Services. 

2. Spoke, shared the gospel at numerous Vacation Bible Schools. 

3 . Led 4 sports evangelism clinics. 

4. Served as Executive Chairman for Greater Gaston Celebrate Jesus 
2000 Crusade. 

5 . Taught 4 "Revisioning" classes at Regional training events. 

6. Participated in Pennsylvania Mission Trip. 

7. Taught 1 Seminary Extension class. 

8. Serving on Christian Women's Job Corps Board of Directors. 

9. Worked with Creekside Mission and finding a new Mission Pastor. 

10. Helped lead 2 new Minister Orientation Sessions. 

1 1 . Attended the Youth New Year 's Eve Celebration. 

12. Served on Executive Team for Western N.C. Harvest Crusade. 

13. Serving on Human Relations Ministers Task Force for Gaston 
County. 

14. Participated in South Africa Partnership Missions Meetings. 

15. Serving as co-chairman for local Celebrate Jesus 2000 Executive 
Team. 

16. Attended Associational Singles Christmas Banquet. 

17. Serving on National Sub-Committee for "Celebrate Jesus 2000." 

18. Participated in Minister/Spouse Christmas Banquet. 

19. Continuing to explore possibilities for new language mission work in 
our association. 

20. Have met with and trained 13 Pastor and Staff search committees. 

21 . Have continued to work with Properties Committee and numerous 
volunteers in renovation of Associational Office & Resource Center. 

22. Have met with numerous associational leaders, councils & committees. 

23. Continuing to study trends and needs in the association. 

24. Continuing to work with Roberts Retreat Committee & numerous 
volunteers in improvements at the retreat area including new site 
managers house. 

25. Have attended numerous ministers' prayer breakfasts. 
i 26. Have preached 38 times. 

27. Continued weekly staff meetings with associational staff. 

28. Spoke to 4 senior adult groups. . 

29. Spoke to 2 children's groups. 

30. Met individually on numerous occasions with associational staff 
members. 

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3 1 . Attended 1 church secretaries' luncheon. 

32. Have met with numerous representatives from the Baptist State 
Convention, North American Mission Board, International Mission 
Board, and Baptist Foundation. 

33. Spoke at 4 youth evangelism events. 

34. Spoke at 2 Christian school events. 

35. Led 6 church Incorporation Meetings. 

36. Worked with Annual Meeting Program committee and the 
associational staff in planning and coordinating our fall and spring 
Annual Meetings. 

37. Met with Auditor concerning Annual Association Audit. 

38. Led in 4 Regional "Building Relationships" Breakfasts for pastors 
and church staff. 

39. Led 9 Witness-training events. 

40. Helped plan and organize Associational Youth Ministry Lab. 

41 . Spoke to 2 Baptist Men's groups. 

42. Serving on State Task Force in starting new African- American 
churches. 

43. Participated in the Baptist State Convention in Winston-Salem. 

44. Attended 8 associational training sessions throughout the state. 

45. Have interviewed numerous pastors and church staff members. 

46. Have led in associational bivocational ministers' meetings. 

47. Have sung 7 times in local churches. 

48. Spoke to 6 deacons' groups. 

49. Helped organize Community Watch Group at Association building. 

50. Met with the Greater Gaston Baptist Association churches that are 
receiving Church Growth Assistance Funds. 

5 1 . Continuing to work with 2 new churches that are interested in joining 
our association. 

52. Continued to develop strategies for working with specific churches 
where there are no reported baptisms, no giving, no participation, etc. 

53. Have worked with numerous churches in conflict management and 
resolution. 

54. Visited in numerous churches. 

55. Led 3 Youth Dating Seminars. 

56. Participated in 7 Associational Missions Training Events. 

57. Attended numerous Associational Recreation events. 

58. Led 7 Church Growth Seminars. 

59. Interviewed numerous candidates for vacant staff positions. 

60. Planned/Organized Annual Association Staff Retreat. 

61 . Participated in a number of Motor Racing Outreach Events. 

62. Helped organize Associational School of Evangelism and Church 
Growth. 

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63. Attended 3 Funerals. 

64. Attended Key Leadership Conference at Ridgecrest 

65. Working with numerous Associational Specialized Training 
opportunities. 

66. Served on Gaston County Welfare Reform Committee 

67. Participated in State Evangelism Conference m Winston-Salem 
.if "^"^ &. organized Associational Concerts with "Jeremiah People ' 

^o 7^^?T"^''^^^'^'^^'^'''''"^^s^^0"''^d"TheKingsmen" ^ ' 

69. Attended numerous conferences offered through the convention 

70. Member of CENTS Corp. Advisory Board (offering assistance to 
displaced ministers.) 

7 X. Serving on Vietnamese Mission Committee. 
72. Led 1 Commitment Counselor Session 

7^" iT'f^"^ r^.^'^°" Together" Ministers Advisory Committee 

74. Attended 1 John Maxwell Conference 

75. Attended SC State Evangelism Conference 

^^' cStte ^"^^^^^''"^ Conference at Hickory Grove Baptist Church, 

77. Attended Prayer Conference in High Point NC 

78. Participated in WMU Annual Meeting. 

79. Spoke at 2 Pastor's Retirement Services. 

80. Spoke at 2 Building Dedication Services 

8L Participated in National Conference for Church Leadership at 
Ridgecrest. ^ 

I 82. Participated in Discipleship week at Ridgecrest 

83 . Participated in Association Staff Retreat at Caraway. 
j M. Participated m Ministers Tennis Fellowship 
I 85. Attended "Pre-Pole" Associational Youth Rally 
I 86. Met with Association's Athletic Officials 

Current O pportunities & Challen^ Ps 

1 * Building Healthy, Strong and Growing Churches 

I Continued Development of Robert's Retreat 

* Sportsman Outreach Event 

* Funding and Pastoral Support for our Mission Congregations 
Associational Mission Trips to Pennsylvania 

New Student Ministries opportunities 

* Annual Church Profiles 



* Associational Sports Evangelism Clinics 
Numerous Specialized Training Opportunities 
Expanded Ministry with area chaplains and nurses 
Stewardship Education and Promotion 



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* Long Range Planning 

* New Funding Resources 

* Church Growth Assistance/Revisioning 

* Restructuring of the Association , ' 

* Associational mission trips to South Africa 

* Further Development of Associational Christian Counseling Center 

* On-going Evangelism Emphasis 

* New Churches/Missions 

* Multihousing Ministries 

* "Celebrate Jesus 2000" 

* African- American Church Relations 

* Land Acquisition 

* 12 Churches without Pastors 

* Associational Development 

* Mission / Ministry opportunities 

* Assistance to Mission Churches and Churches under Watch-Care 

* Financial Development 

* Association Web Site- Further Development 

* New Minister/Staff Orientation Sessions 

* Possible "CENTS" Field office in Gastonia 

* Christian Women's Job Corp 

* Alaska Missions Partnership 

* Annual Fall Meeting 

* Exploring possibilities for relocation of Associational Oflice and 
Resource Center (as directed by the Properties and Finance 
Committees) 

* New Leisure Ministry Opportunities ^ 

rmiRCH DEVELOPMENT REPORT 

November 1999 - October 2000 
Floyd A. Parker, Director 

This report reflects work other than routine meetings with organization 

workers, calendared monthly meetings, and daily telephone calls in and 

out related to Associational workings and activities. 

1 . Designed some month-by-month activities to help a church move to 
two Sunday schools and two worship services. 

2 Worked with Hickory Grove Baptist Church in the area of 

developing a disciple-making church. I met with them for 3 months 
on Wednesday and Sunday nights. This was an experimental 

process for strengthening the Bible study ministry of a church. 

3 . Spoke in the New Year's Eve service at Riverside Baptist Church. 

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4. Preached in revival services at Hillview Baptist Church. 

5 . Spoke on "Recommitment" at a Brotherhood retreat for Grace 
Baptist Church. 

6. Spoke to a Baptist Men's group on Baptist Men's Day. 

7. Conducted initial and monthly "2 1 by 2 1" meetings to help our 
churches develop a plan to enroll all resident church members into 
their Bible study ministry and then to have 60% of them involved in 
Bible study during a single week in November. 

8. Met several times with Pam Mungo, a church planting specialist from 
the NCBSC, to initiate new church starts within Gaston County. 
With half of our county residents not members of any church there is 
a need for new churches. On a given Sunday in Gaston County only 
24,000 of our 180,000 residents attend any church. Only 12,000 of 
our 45,000 Southern Baptist Church Members attend on a given 
Sunday. 

9. Led a six-week, one night per week, grief support group at Alexis. 

10. Worked with Life Way bookstore in conducting a VBS materials 
clinic at New Hope. 

1 1 . Interviewed and hired two Summer Missionaries for the summer. 
Beth Donaldson and Kristen Parker were the Summer Missionaries. 

12. Worked with Steve Clippard of Alexis Baptist, and others, in an RA 
racer day at Woodlawn Baptist. 

13. Worked with Ruth Hipp of Alexis Baptist, and others, in Children's 
Bible Drill at Sandy Plains Baptist. 

14. Worked with Gary Ballard and the ACTeam in conducting a Sunday 
School training event at FBC, Mt. Holly. 

15. Met with a minister's group each Wednesday at the GGBA building 
for Bible study and the study of ministry related books. 

16. Meet with a group of Sr. Adult men each Friday for a Bible study. 

17. Teach the English class each week at the Korean Mission at New 
Hope Baptist . I also meet with the Korean pastor each week to 
discuss church issues. Serve as volunteer associate pastor of the 
Korean Mission. 

18. Helped the ACTeam conduct 4 regional Bible study ministry 
training events. 

19. Had several consultations with pastors and Sunday School Directors 
about their church's work. 

20. Preached and led music in various churches as requested. 

21 . Served as follow-up chairman and assistant treasurer of the 
"Celebrate Jesus 2000 Crusade." 

22. Led and participated in two minister's golf tournaments. 

23. Attended the Southern Baptist Convention in Orlando, FL. Also 
attended some meetings with the SBC Korean Baptist Convention 
that met during the same week. 

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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORT 

November 1999 - October 2000 
Chester Waters, Chairman 

1 . The committee voted to hire Beverly Smith as the Media Director/ 
Secretary for the Greater Gaston Baptist Association. 

2. The committee elected the following persons to serve on the 
Personnel Committee: Roy Barbee, chrm., Joyce Peeler, and Dot 
Allred. 

3. From the national to local level it has been approved that the Ten 
Commandments can be posted in schools, but not in every class 
room. The committee voted to send a letter to the Gaston County 
School Board members encouraging them to place the Ten 
Commandments in each classroom. Letter was mailed in Nov. 1999. 

4. Wake Forest Baptist Church that meets at Wake Forest University 
has agreed to allow a same sex marriage to take place in their church 
on the University campus. The committee voted to send a resolution 
letter to the church and the University expressing our disappointment 
and disapproval based on the Biblical view. The letter was mailed in 
November 1999. 

5. The committee voted to dedicate the 1999 Annual Minutes to the 
following persons: in memory of Hazel Morris and Marie Bowlin 
and in honor of Jim Lowery, Tom Hogan, and Larry McClure. 

6. The committee accepted a motion that we participate in the Alaska 
Partnership with the Baptist State Convention. It will be carried to 
the Annual Spring Meeting for final approval by the Associational 
body in session. The association in session approved this motion at 
the Spring Annual Meeting. 

7. The committee recommends that the Executive Board members 
consider in study form the possibility of eliminating the January and 
August Executive Board Meetings. (A survey was passed out for 
completion with each Book of Reports.) Following are the results 
for the survey sent out regarding eliminating the Executive Board 
Meetings: 72% say eliminate, 26% say keep, 2% undecided. The 
committee referred this matter to the Charter and By-Laws 
Committee for review. 

8. The committee voted to hire David McAnelly to serve as pastor of 
the Creekside Mission. 

9. The committee approved the following death policy: Full time 
employees will be granted 5 days leave for the death of a spouse or 
child, 3 days for a mother or father, 2 days for a parent-in-law and 
siblings, including spouse's siblings. Absences beyond these days 
will come from vacation time, sick time, or will be unpaid. Part time 
employees will be granted 3 days of leave for the death of a spouse, 
child, mother, or father, 2 days for a parent-in-law and siblings. 

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including spouse's siblings. 

10. The committee gave approval for Serenity Baptist Church to meet in 
the Associational Building for church services for eight months until 
October 2000. 

11. The Executive Committee voted to apply for $148,100.00 through 
the 2001 Cooperative Agreements with the NC Baptist State 
Convention. Money received will be designated for various 
programs/projects. The Convention has agreed to give us $89 700 for 
various projects in 2001 . 

12. The association received $3000 from the Baptist Foundation to be 
used toward parkmg at Roberts Retreat and/or for storage The 
Executive Committee voted to designate all the money to parking at 
Roberts Retreat. 

13. The committee voted to accept a bid from Sign Connection to 
replace the panels in the front sign at the associational office The 
new panels will reflect the name change of the association adding 
'Greater" before "Gaston Baptist Association." The cost is 
$1050.00. 

14. The committee approved the following motion: Effective 
immediately, the association will not reward through financial 
assistance churches developing from a split. The Missions 
Committee will develop further guidelines for this type of situation 

1 5 . At one time, the association considered forming an Alcoholics 
Anonymous group. The committee voted to have the Christian Life 
and Public Affairs Committee re-evaluate and consider starting a 
Christian based Alcoholic Anonymous program sponsored by the 
association. 

16. The committee accepted the following motion from the Charter and 
Bylaws Committee to be voted on by the association (you will also 
find this proposal in the Charter and Bylaws Report)- 

The committee moves that the following amendment be made to the 

Charter and Bylaws: 

Article VIII. The Associational Executive Board 
Item B. Meetings and Duties. 
Present Reading: "The Associational Executive Board shall hold 
two meetings and others as necessary, and present a written 
report to the Association at each meeting. It shall be the duty of 
the Associational Executive Board to act for the Association in 
the interim between annual meetings. It shall carry out the 
policies and will of the Association." 

Proposed Reading: "The Associational Executive Board shall 
Au^ul^ Association in the interims between annual meetings 
and hold meetings deemed necessary and called by a majority of 
the Executive Committee. A written report of all meetings shall 
be presented to the Association. Members shall be given a 

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minimum 2-week written notice of time, place and 
purpose ofthe called meeting. The Executive Board 
shall carry out the policies and the will ofthe Association." 
The motion was presented based upon the following: (1) Several 
questions regarding the necessity of four meetings a year (2) Lack of 
support (attendance) at the January and August meetings. Is it good 
stewardship to invest the time and money for so few people? (3) The 
results ofthe survey presented at the Executive Board meeting of 
January 3 1 , 2000 and subsequently mailed to each pastor and duly 
reported members ofthe churches not present at the meeting. Over 
two-thirds ofthe returned surveys indicated a desire to eliminate the 
January and August Executive Board meetings. (This motion was 
approved at the Annual Fall Meeting.) 

17. The committee voted to take the associational staff out to lunch on 
May 24, paid for by the association, to show their appreciation for 
the work they do. This is in conjunction with Associational 
Missions Week, May 21-28. 

18. The committee gave approval to hire Kem Watts as the site 
coordinator for the Christian Women's Job Corps. 

19. The committee approved a re-appropriation of $5,135.70 from the 
Baptist Social Ministries budget item to purchase a new video 
projector for the media resource center. The purchase also includes 
a free, new $1000.00 overhead projector. (The actual cost when 
purchased was $5054.00) 

20. The executive committee voted to allow Walt Griggs to fmish out 
Dot Allred's term on the Personnel Committee. 

21 . The committee recommends that our association accept Love 
Fellowship Baptist Church into our membership under watchcare. 

(This motion was approved at the Annual Fall Meeting.) 

22. The committee recommends that our association accept Crescent 
Baptist Church into our membership under watchcare. (This motion 
was approved at the Annual Fall Meeting.) 

23 . The committee approved the following Guidelines for Applying to 
Receive Church Growth Assistance Funds as a New Church Start 

a. A group gathering to organize as a new church body 
with the blessings and endorsements of parent/mother church or 
a body of believer's that mutually agree to organize a new 
church body without having had conflicting views of any parent/ 
mother church. 

b. Group agrees to cooperate with Association/Convention 
in an area that has already been clearly defined as needing a new 
church start. 

24. The committee voted to hire Neal Thomas as our Student Ministries 
Director. He declined the position. 

25. The committee recommends the Proposed 2000-2001 Budget to the 

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association in session for approval. A copy can be found in this 
Book of Reports. (This motion was approved at the Annual Fall 
Meeting.) 

26. The committee recommends that our association move Life and 
Truth Hispanic Mission out from watchcare and make them full 
members of the association. (This motion was approved at the 
Annual Fall Meeting.) 

27. The committee recommends that our association move Serenity 
Baptist Church out from watchcare and make them full members of 
the association. (This motion was approved at the Annual Fall 
Meeting.) 

28. The committee recommends giving Creekside Mission $4,000 
toward the purchase of a new mobile unit. There congregation is 
growing and their current mobile unit is not sufficient to hold the 
number of people now attending. The $4,000 would come from 
various accounts in the current budget that have been underspent for 
the year. (This motion was approved at the Annual Fall Meeting.) 

BAPTIST SOCIAL MINISTRIES 

I Submitted by Lisa Adams, 

I Director of Church & Community Ministries 

Assisted the following families from Oct. 1999 through Sept. 2000: 

Food: 1182 

Wood: 30 

Clothes: 1023 

School Supphes: 215 

Utilities: 349 

Medication: 38 

Christmas 237 

Rent: 22 

Total: 3,096 

Other ongoing ministries or programs that Baptist Social Ministries is 
involved in: 

* Employment & Housing: working through Enter- Agency Resource 
Project to provide employment assistance and/or permanent housing. 

* Helping Agency Council 

* Gaston Association of Volunteer Administrators 

* From Shelter to Security: assist homeless families with children move 
from temporary shelter to stability and assist transient families with 
children relocate when employment is determined. 

* Dress for Success: one-on-one home visits with women entering the 
work force after years of welfare assistance. We provide help with 
clothing, appearance, etc. for positive self image for job interviews. 

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Christian Women^s Job Corp 
Submitted by Kern Watts, Director 

In the fall of 1998, Larry McElreath talked with the State WMU 
director about Christian Women's Job Corp (CWJC). In the spring of 
1999, discussions began about the possibility of starting a CWJC site in 
Gaston County. Working with Elizabeth Edwards, state CWJC coordina- 
tor, the GGBA began to look at other CWJC sites and how they were set 
up, funded and operated. Seeing that the majority of sites were funded 
through their local Department of Social Services office, and at the 
recommendation of Elizabeth Edwards, it was decided to meet with Dept. 
of Social Services (DSS) to discuss this new opportunity. It was discov- 
ered that there was money available for faith-based ministries through 
DSS in support of their Work First clients. The meeting was held with 
Mike Felt, DSS employment services coordinator, Larry McElreath and 
Lisa Adams of the GGBA Staff, Elizabeth Edwards and Faye Thomas 
representing the local WMU Board. Following this meeting GGBA 
presented a budget request to DSS to cover operating expenses for the 
2000/2001 year. After some fine-tuning tne budget request was approved 
by DSS and went into effect July 1, 2000 and CWJC became a reality. 
The ministry actually began its work prior to July P^ Board mem- 
bers were selected and began to meet to set up the program. Kem Watts 
agreed to work voluntarily to begin to set up the ministry. Our first 
mentor training was held on May 13*. We had seventeen ladies partici- 
pate in this first CWJC training. Following this training, efforts began to 
set up a CWJC office. Loray Baptist Church donated the space for the 
office, as the GGBA associational offices did not have the space at this 
time. Due to the generous donation of a local church, the office was 
equipped with a computer, furniture and supplies. 

CWJC began receiving its first referrals on July 7*. Since that time 
nine women have been referred to the program. Currently six of these 
women are active participants with CWJC. We held our next mentor 
training on September 1 2* and 1 9*. CWJC now has a total of nine 
mentors. Every day lives are being touched through this ministry. Our 
mentors are committed individuals who give of themselves to support 
others. 

In addition to assigning a mentor, the CWJC also has a professional 
clothing and household items closet. We have assisted with transporta- 
tion, applying for better housing, childcare and auto repair just to name a 
few. The first Friday of each month we will be holding a Fellowship 
Friday meeting for our active mentors and proteges. This gives them an 
opportunity to spend time fellowshipping with others and also a time 
where we all can learn some new things. 

God has truly blessed this ministry, not only by touching the hearts of 

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adies willing to be mentors, but also by placing ladies in their paths that 
they can minister to. Our mentor/protege connections, so far, seem to be 
successtul. CWJC continues to need your prayers as we try to reach out 
to wonien in need in the name of Jesus Christ. Please be in specific 
prayer for the following needs of CWJC: more mentors, volunteers to 
provide occasional transportation and childcare during the week, and our 
developing life skills program. Thanks again for your continued prayers 
and support of this ministry. 

Financial Development Rep ort 
Submitted by Bobby Faulkenberry, Consultant 

As we began our second year of support to the churches in the Greater 
Gaston Baptist Association, I want to take a look back at the principal 
function of this area of work and ministry. My principal function is "to 
design, administer and evaluate a program of stewardship that will edifV 
«ie associated congregation and strengthen the life of the Association " 
During the past year we have established three (3) distinct functions of 
this area. These functions are: 
VA ^\- ^^^,^^^ship- Facilit ate a systematic anp ro^^nh to Sw^^rHch^p 

EdMcatiga We planned and scheduled several seminars last year 

and agam this year. On February 19, 10AM- 12Noon we began a series 
£2™ " ^^'^"'"^^^ Livmg-The Church and Christian Money 

2) Estate Planning, Wills, Annuities, and Trusts- To provide 
education and assistanc e for estate planning, wilk frustsT^ndm^g n f 
capital assets such as stocks, bond C D:s^ We hav e emphasized 
January as prepare your will month'' and have had the opportunity to 

Itl^RlfJ'^?/'.^'"''' "^^ ^''^'' ^^^"^"S- ^^^^' ^^ ^^ working with 
he Baptist State Convention on a proposal to establish endowments 
jthrough the purchase of life insurance. 

, 3) Fmancial Planning- this is an area that we felt needed to be 
jiden ified separately. We have, over the last year, provided consulting to 
families with consumer debt problems, setting up family spending p4s 
T ohT L? "^^^ ^^''''' ""^ ^'"^°" '^''' compensation packages. The 
rhir ru ? ""' '" f ^"'^y "^^y" ^^ ^^^ g^^e^ US the opportunity to 
sha^e Christ as we worked in each of the areas listed above. Please pray 
for this work and that God will continue to use us. 

received this year to mcrease our support to pastors, church staff and 
various committees withm the church and the association. MywoTk has 

Ss^cSaTyS 

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1 . Stewardship education and promotion 

2. Greater Gaston Baptist Association- cost analysis/budget 

performance analysis 

3 . Federal Energy Management Board Representative for Social 

Ministries 

4. Financial consulting with pastors, church staff, and church 

committees 

5. Provided research and analysis for the Executive Director, 

Finance Committee, Robert's Retreat Committee and the 
Property and Grounds Committee. 

6. Tax Issues Seminar — supported two (2) sessions 

7. Provided support to the new Minister's and Staif Orientation 

program. 

8. Church Incorporation — provided information and support 

required to process and file the Articles of Incorporation 
with the Secretary of State of NC 

9. Conducted two (2) Resourceful Living Seminars — "The 

Church and Christian Money Managemenf and "Putting 
Your Dollars to work — ^Equity Investments." 

We are preparing additional seminars later in the year on stewardship. 
We will direct our focus to "Stewardship Emphasis/Stewardship Educa- 
tion." We will be available to provide programmatic support and assis- 
tance. Please consider the following characteristics of a financially strong 
church: 

1 . A healthy attitude and understanding of Biblical Stewardship 

2. Pastor and Church leaders who model good Stewardship 

3. Continuing avenues for teaching Stewardship 

4. Positive and productive budget processes 

5. Accounting system structure and effective internal controls 

Development area continues to increase. Outlined below are the major 
areas I have been working on during the third quarter of the associational 
year: 

1 . Church Incorporation: We now have the capabilities to assist 
Churches who wish to become incorporated. Currently I am working 
with five (5) Churches that are in the process of preparing and filing 
"Articles of Incorporation" with the State of North Carolina. We have 
retained an Attorney who is providing assistance at a nominal cost. 

2. Budget Programs, Accounting and Internal Control Programs: 
We were requested by three (3) Churches to provide information and 
assistance in setting up an accounting program and development of a 
budget utilizing the proposed accounting program. 

3. Greater Gaston Baptist Association Committee Support: 

A. Robert's Retreat Committee: Provided support in the 

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resolution of the Environmental Problem on the Sports Field. 
Also, I have been working closely with the Committee in the 
request for funding and in the design and start of construction for 
the "Site Manager's House". 

B. Finance Committee: Provided support in the 
analysis, development and presentation to the Executive 
Committee of the 2000-2001 Proposed Budget. In addition, I 
have provided support to the Finance Committee's joint effort 
with the Property and Grrounds Committee in a feasibility study 
on the facility needs for the Greater Gaston Baptist Association. 

C. Stewardship Committee: Provided support 

in evaluating Stewardship resources for Stewardship Education. 
Provided assistance and will serve as the Seminar leader at the 
Stewardship Banquet planned for October 30, 2000, 6:30 PM at 
Midway Baptist Church. We are currently in the planning and 
development process for additional seminars for the new year. 

4. North Carolina Baptist State Convention : I led a seminar on 
"Church Incorporation-Constitution and By-Laws" at the Equipping 
Today's Churches Seminar held at Ridgecrest on Sept. 8* and 9*. Also, I 
will support the Baptist Convention by leading this seminar in the 
Yancey and Tar River Associations. 

5. Federal Energy Management Agencv (FEMA): I am continu- 
I ing to serve on the FEMA Board of Directors as a representative of the 

I Greater Gaston Baptist Association Baptist Social Ministries. Gaston 
j County receives funding from FEMA on an annual basis. It is through my 
j representation on this Board that we apply for and receive a pro rata share 
I of the funds for the Social Ministries in our Association. 
I 6. Financial Consulting: I have provided financial consulting to eight 
i families and three Pastors. 

I 7. Development of an Asset Inventory System: Conducting an 

I inventory of all assets of the Greater Gaston Baptist Association. Sched- 
I uled completion date- 11/2/00. Also developing a system of maintaining 
I an accurate record of all assets of the Greater Gaston Baptist Association 
that will result in a more accurate Balance Sheet Statement of assets. 

Please pray for this Ministry. We are entering our third year during 2000- 
2001 . It has been a joy for me to work with our Pastors, Committee 
Chairs, the Associational Staff, the Executive Committee and the 
I Executive Board. God has blessed me in so many ways and I am excited 
' about what He is going to do as we go "On Mission for the New 
Millennium ". 



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Recreation 
Submitted by Gene Alexander, Director 

Greater Gaston Baptist Association sports started its new year on 
January" S''* with an all time high of 38 basketball teams (24 adult teams 
and 14 elementary, middle and high school teams). We played six times 
a week at four different gyms. The leagues ended on March 1 7* followed 
by a tournament of all the adult leagues combined with the youth leagues 
having their own tournament. The winner of the men's tournament was 
First Baptist, Stanley and the youth winner was Fraley Memorial Baptist. 
We also had two teams, Bethlehem Baptist and Fraley Memorial Baptist 
that were invited to play in Gary, NC. 

The Softball organizational meeting was held on February 1 0* at the 
associational office at 7:00 pm. The softball season started on April 17* 
with 63 teams enlisted to play. Over 700 players were signed up on 
teams to play with over 400 games being played from April 1 7* to July 
22"^^. There was a team for every age group from tee ball through adult. 

The track meet was held on May P* with the state track meet on May 
1 5*. The Greater Gaston Baptist Association Invitation Tournament was 
held August 1 8* and 19* with eight (8) teams from across the state 
coming to Gaston County to play. 

The volleyball organizational meeting was held on July 13* at the 
associational office at 7:00 pm; the regular volleyball season began on 
September 11*. We had 16 teams in the volleyball league and played at 
two locations: Midway Baptist and Woodlawn Baptist Churches. 

The basketball organizational meeting was held on Oct. 12* and the 
regular season should start in January. 

■ ■■■-■-. 

Roberts Retreat Committee 
Submitted by Hazel P. Boyd, Chairman 

Exciting things have been happening at Robert's Retreat, our Associa- 
tional Retreat Center near Crowder's Mountain State Park! The Execu- 
tive Committee has approved a "Master Site" plan for full development 
of the site. We have completed two major projects this year. The lake 
has been completed and stocked. Again, thanks to Mr Earl Bowen's 
donation for this construction work. The lake was in bad need of repair, 
due to sediment that had filled in over the years. 

The recreation field has been developed, the site was inspected and 
approved by the State Environmental Agency and now is ready for full 
development and use this summer As you may know we have had 
problems concerning erosion control. This has been corrected and 
completed by John Jenkins Contractor at an expense of $10,800. 

One neat project that is still in process is the hiking trails. Four trails 
are in the planning, all with varying degrees of challenge. We want 

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everyone to enjoy the retreat acreage no matter what your physical 
condition. Again, thanks to the South Point Baptist Church youth choir 
for two days of fine work. 

I have a very EXCITING report. We are really making progress on 
the Site Manger's house at Robert's Retreat. In our meeting on 8/3/00 the 
following items were reported to be complete: 

1) The "drive way" has been installed. 

2) The lot has been cleared and ready for construction. 

3) Building Permit has been received & inspections are up to date 

4) Well concerns/issues— resolved. Inspector stated the well would 

meet needs. What a blessing 

5) Terry Davis, Rankin Lake has agreed to be the "General 

Contractor." 

6) At this point the house as been framed, roofed, plumbed wired 

and sheet rocked. 

Bobby Faulkenberry gave a financial report. As of 8/3/00 we have 
'^'o! n^lVl^! 0.^^7-475.00 m contributions. This plus our seed money 
of $0,000.00 brings the total to $17,475.00. It was agreed that we 
would continue the work as long as the money is available 

The following "new" items were identified and assigned for action- 
(current status listed after each identified item) 

1 ) Terry Davis - complete septic tank location approval and obtain 
building permit - STATUS - COMPLETE 

2) Footing/Slab - Bob Moore and Coy Postell - COMPLETED 

3) Project Scope and Schedule - Terry Davis would develop a 
schedule for construction that we can use to organize and bring in 
the specific "skill" type volunteers required. STATUS - PENDING 

4) License for craft types - Terry Davis will use his 
"General Contractor" license. For all of the others (i.e plumbing 
electrical and HVAC contacts were identified to Terry and Larry to 
confirm we can use theirs.) STATUS PENDING 

5) A three Ton "Gas Pack" has been donated by Junior Morris He 
will provide installation. NEARLY COMPLETE AT THIS TIME 

6) "Publication/communication of needs - Lany McElreath will 
develop a communication for the Horizons identifying the specific 
skill sets needed and request a coordinator from each Church that 
volunteers. We have commitments at this point for electrical "dry 
wall and possibly roofing. STATUS PENDING 

7) Materials -Terry Davis will purchase all materials and 
coordinate with Ken when to arrive on site. He will try and get a 
discount for GGBA or a "tax write off' for donations. STATUS - 
PENDING. 

8) "Builders Risk" insurance-Required evaluating whether or not to 
use Terry Davis' Insurance carrier for GGBA. Terry Davis will 

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investigate the best way and lowest cost-STATUS- PENDING 

9) The Committee plans to meet currently every two (2) months 
during construction. A "TARGET' date of Christmas was agreed 
upon as the completion date. Please help us "get the word out" -we 
need HELP! God is really blessing our efforts and we give Him the 
praise, honor and thankfulness for all that has been accomplished. 

10) Thanks to the many hours contributed already by several 
churches. 

Women's Missionary Union 
Submitted by Tammy Hovis, Director 

Our theme this year has been "Transformed: Take the Stand." In 

WMU we have been trying to do just that within our area of mmistry. We 
began our year with our WMU Leadership Training on Monday, October 
4 and Tuesday October 5, from 6:45 until 9:00 PM at First Baptist 
Church Cherryville. We had conferences for all age-levels. We were very 
excited'to have Marie Aldridge from the State WMU Resource Team 
come in to do our Spanish Conference. We had 9 Spanish sisters in this 
class! We had a total of 38+ churches represented with 163+ people in 

attendance. , _ ^^ __, 

Monday, November 1, was Baptist Women's Day of Prayer. We met 
in our area groups throughout our Association with 393 in attendance. 
We collected a $579.95 offering and over 1200 pairs of slouch socks for 
the Women's Prison in Raleigh. We truly "Celebrated the Promises of 

Christ!" r^ ^ . 

Our GA's had an Association-wide Sleepover at First Baptist, 
Gastonia, on Friday, November 5, and Saturday, November 6, 1999. We 
had 103 girls come and 130 total in attendance! Wow! No SLEEP! 

November and December brought us our Season of International 
Missions and our Lottie Moon Christmas Offering emphasis. I pray that 
we all supported our missionaries through our prayers and our finmices. 
I've had several churches contact me to let me know they exceeded their 
aoal It's great to see such commitment to our Lord! 
"^ Saturday, January 22, 2000 was our GA World Venture Worship at 
Hardin. The sixty-seven girls and their leaders had a great time but had 
to cut it short due to bad weather. . 

Our WOM Event was on Tuesday, February 1 5, 2000 at Unity 
Baptist, Gastonia. Phyllis Foy was a delightful and encouraging speaker. 
She challenged us to find our area of mission/ministry, even if it's a 
"Bathroom" Ministry! (You had to be there!) We collected $274.81 
toward our WMU Scholarship Fund. 

The Baby Shower sponsored by our Deaf WOM was held Sunday, 
February 20, at the GGB A building. We had 25 churches participating 

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and over 600 gijfts. All age-levels are encouraged to be a part! 

Saturday, March 1 8, was our Mission Friends Leaders Event held at 
Flint Groves. It was a great time! There were door prizes. Lunch was 
donated by Subway and publicity from Time Warner Cable. The guest 
speaker from Holy Angels was great! 

The Acteens event "Stop the Violence" was rescheduled from January 
29 to Saturday, March 25, at Plainview Baptist Church in Dallas. They 
had 3 1 m attendance. It was very good with "Common Sense Self 
Defense", Peace Balloons and an offering for Camp Angel Tree. This 
offering will enable a child of an inmate to attend camp this summer. 

The response to Missions Extravaganza has been so great that this year 
they are having two sessions. The first one was March 3 1 -April 2 at 
Ridgecrest. We (GGB A) won two award/certificates with one being for 
highest number in attendance. The other session, an Acteen Track was 
held May 5-7. Our first GGBA WMU newsletter was sent out this year. 
Peg^ Watson, our Communications Specialist, handled this monumental 
task for us. Communication has been one area that we wish to improve 
withm our GGBA WMU! We want everyone to know what we are doing 
mid how each person can be a part! Contact anyone on the Leadership 
Team for more information. 

Our Eighty-First Annual Meeting was Monday, May 1 5 at 700 pm at 
Rankin Lake Baptist Church. "Standing in the Gap" was our theme for 
the evening. Kem Watts with Christian Women's Job Corp and Cherri 
Dalamangas, with Crisis Pregnancy Center came and shared with us on 
how we might stand in the gap for others for Christ! An Acteens Clown- 
ing Group Ministry blessed us with their talents. Let's "stand in the ^ap" 
and "take a stand" together! To help us stand in the gap, a light fellow- 
ship after the meeting was enjoyed while we shared with one another. We 
elected our 2000-2001 Leadership Team. Please pray and support this 
great group of ladies! 

The summer months find our newly installed GGBA Leadership 
Team members off for Training m all areas of WMU. Most of our team 
traveled to Caraway while a few went to Fruitland. We met with other 
associational leaders and state WMU staff to help equip us to lead in our 
own association. 

The ladies on our team worked very hard trying to train encourage 
cir.l'^c^ 7t? ^^^^ ^^^"^^ association to actively participate in MIS- 
MUJNS. We sponsor many great events/activities and mission opportuni- 
ities. I want to ask our pastors to fully support WMU in our association 
and m their very own churches. I want to ask the members in our 
phurches to support WMU on the associational level and within their own 
churches. We must support one another. 

I "Shout to the Lord", all the earth, let us sing. . . . This is one of our 
songs tor the year. Our new theme is Beyond Belief and we are chal- 
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what we can do and think, we must imagine and beheve as He does! 
Wow! That's unbelievable! 

As your WMU Leadership Team, we want to do all that we can to 
promote and involve everyone in missions. Please support your associa- 
tional WMU with your prayers and participation! We only had about 130 
persons attend our Leadership Training this year. That's sad. 

The NC Missions Week of Prayer was September 10-17. On the 1 1* 
the WOM had their big kickoff at Tuckaseege Baptist Church with a meal 
at 5:30 and program at 6:45. 

The annual training for all the mission programs. . . Mission Friends, 
GA's, Acteens, Women on Mission, etc. was held on September 18 at 
Catawba Heights Baptist Church and on September 26*^ at Unity Baptist 
Church in Gastonia. 

The GA's had a "Rise and Shine Spectacular" at Flmt Groves 
Baptist on October 7* from 10:00 am until 12:00 noon. Then on Sunday, 
October 8* all the churches were asked to participate in the World Relief 
Emphasis for World Hunger. 



Youth Ministry 
Submitted by Dale Wimer & Kevin White, Co-Directors 

During the last quarter of 1999, the Youth Ministers worked together 
and hosted a "Millennium Countdown Celebration" at Chapel Grove 
Baptist Church in Crowders Mountain on December 3 1 . There were 
approximately 100 people in attendance and we had five decisions for 

Christ. I.- u A 

The youth ministers, adult youth workers and student leadership had 
a great time at the annual "Youth Lab" in February. Shawn Keith, who 
did a great job teaching us how to be Purpose Driven, conducted the adult 
meetings. Phillipa Mathis taught the students. She challenged them to be 
more effective student leaders. The Shady Grove Baptist Church praise 
team, S.H.I.N.E, led the praise and worship time. All had a memorable 

The youth leaders planned a leadership program called "The Best of 
the Best Workshop." We challenged all of the youth leaders in the 
association to send in some of their best ideas. We then would compile 
these together and present them at the workshop. r u • 

During the summer months the youth ministers did not meet for their 
regular monthly meeting. Each one worked with their individual church 
with the summer activities. 

During the September 6* meeting, the youth ministers met and 
planned our annual "See You At The Pole Pre-Pole Rally" This year's 
rally was held at Fraley Memorial Baptist Church on September 12* from 

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6:30-8:30 pm. Mark Holcomb provided the worship music and Tommy 
fTerkms brought the challenge for the youth. This event was used as a 
[Contact pomt to encourage our youth to take a stand for God at their 
schools as they gathered around the flagpoles. The following Wednesday 
iSeptember 20*, hundred's of young people gathered at their schools. It's ' 
truly an excitmg thmg to know that there are young people all over 
IGaston County who are not afraid to take a stand for Christ! ! ! During the 
jpcommg months, the youth ministers will be planning for the Youth Lab 
:o be scheduled for early 2001. 

Seminary Extension Report 
Submitted by Tommy Armour, Director 

Two years ago we offered one class on Monday night and one on 
A^ednesday mornmg. This year we are now offering five classes to meet 
he growing need of men and women seeking to better their understand- 
ng of God's Word and to prepare themselves for ministry. We average 
Ground 17 students in the Monday classes, 6 on the Wednesday momfng 
ulass, and 1 5 on our Thursday night class, and 25 on our Saturday 
homing class. This year we will have three that will be graduating from 
^ur extension program. We have also been able to work with Fruitland 
iible College so that they are now allowing some of our courses to 
ransfer over into their degree program. If you or any members in your 
^hurch are seeking to better equip them to serve as Sunday School 
^achers, deacons, ministers of music, youth or education, we offer what 
ney need. 

Sunday School ACTeam Rep ort 
Submitted by Gary Ballard, Director 

On April 1 3*, we had our Spring Training Conference at First 
baptist, Mt. Holly for Sunday School Leadership. There were approxi- 
lately 50 people in attendance. The folks attending responded very 
raciously to what was being taught. 

During August the association conducted four Sunday School 
eadership training meetings for all workers in Bible study These 
aining sessions were held at FBC Bessemer City, Dallas Baptist 
/oodlawn Baptist and South Marietta Street Bapt'st Churches There 
^e approximately 250 in attendance during the four sessions The 
ible Study Mmistry training for 2001 is scheduled for August 2P» 
•ui c^J^^^'^ ,^^^ °^ concentration this year for Sunday School and 
ible Study has been 21 by21. We had a series of meetings laying the 
ack lor outreach to run on to reach a goal of "21,000 people in Bible 

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Study during a single week before the 2P^ Century." The GGBA High 
Attendance Week is November 1 3^ -19*, 2000. We trust that this will be 
the week that 21 by 21 becomes a reality! 

If we as an ACTeam can be of help to your church, please do not 
hesitate to call on us. Floyd Parker and myself have been working with 
several of our churches in the association over the past few months. We 
anticipate more of our churches calling upon us for assistance with their 
Sunday school ministry. 



Vacation Bible School 
Submitted by Kevin and Beverly Smith, Directors 

What an exciting time we have had this year in VBS! On February 1, 
2000 a preview session for the 2000 Bible School curriculum was held at 
New Hope Baptist Church, Gastonia, from 7:00- 9:00 pm. There were 14 
churches represented. 

The theme for 2000 VBS was The Fantastic Good News Ocean 
Odyssey. The preview, which was coordinated by Lifeway Bookstores 
and the Greater Gaston Baptist Association, also included materials from 
several different types of curriculum other than the regular Southern 
Baptist Convention VBS materials. Other curriculum examples that were 
presented were Adventure Zone, Anytime- Anjrwhere, Veggie Tales, etc. 

We had two associational VBS clinics in March: On March 6* at Mt. 
Buelah Baptist Church and March 30* at South Marietta Street Baptist 
Church. We had approximately 16 in attendance on March 6* and 
approximately 106 in attendance on March 30* 

Many thanks go to the leaders of our associational clinics. In the 
preschool area our leader was Pat Fletcher; Carolyn Patton lead in the 
children's department; the youth was lead by Charles Keller; and the 
adults was lead by Wade Huntsinger. The director's session was lead by 
Kevin and Beverly Smith. Thanks also to Floyd Parker for his help and 
guidance. 

The association made available the materials for The Fantastic Good 
News Ocean Odyssey to the churches that needed to borrow any of the 
materials for use during their VBS. Several of our churches used other 
materials besides the Ocean theme. . . some traveled on the race track 
circuit to the Road Rally, while some traveled to the outback safari with 
Outback Adventures, while other even went to Hollywood making their 
own movies and pictures with Hollywood Presents, among other themes. 

We have had 49 churches of our 116 churches mail a copy their report 
to the association office. Of the churches reporting, we had an average 
attendance of 104 per school for a total enrollment of 6304. There 
were 211 reported professions of faith through our VBS, with 2 people 
committing to church related vocations. 



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Properties Committee Report 
Submitted by Reavis Fox, Chairman 

The Property Committee continues to meet on a monthly basis to 
review the needs of the property and faciHties owned by the Greater 
Gaston Baptist Association. The committee is also continuing to look at 
the possibility of renovating, enlarging, or relocating the existing build- 
ing. Because of 2 additional social workers provided by the county at no 
cost to the association, some part-time office space will be needed 
downstairs. This would only be a temporary solution to the space needs. 
The Property Committee has met with the Finance Committee for the 
purpose of finding a method of funding for this project. As the Greater 
Gaston Baptist Association continues to grow, all phases of it must have 
more space in order to meet their needs. A committee of three was 
established in the meeting with the Finance Committee for the purpose of 
locating a new site for the Association. I can report at this time that there 
is a possibility that some property may be donated for this purpose. 

The need still exists for the concrete walk to the ramp at the front 
of the existing building to be replaced. The person that promised to do 
the work cannot do it right now, so we will look at other means of getting 
this done. Minor repairs are needed to several light fixtures and to the 
plumbing in the bathrooms. The association will buy the material and the 
labor will be donated. 

The waterproofing on the front wall of the basement has been com- 
pleted at no cost to the association. An outside storage building was 
purchased and has been deliver to the associational building. This will 
allow our lawnmower and other items (tools) to be stored in an area that 
will meet the fire codes of the county. These are just two of the projects 
that have been completed by the committee. 

As we began looking into the total needs of the building, many areas 
of maintenance were discovered and needed now. These repairs will be 
paid from the budgeted maintenance account. However, as I have already 
reported, the need for a capital budget will be required and funded to 
meet the capital needs. 



Impact Student Ministries 

The first quarter was one of challenges and excitement for the student 
ministries as Jason Blanton, our Student minister began ministering on 
campus at Gaston College. 

He had weekly meetings (except for Christmas Break) every week. 



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The meetings basically consisted of Bible Study and just time to fellow- 
ship and get to know one another. The first semester saw 6 people join in 
meetings and fellowship. 

Thursday, January 6, was registration day for the students of Gaston 
College. Impact Ministry gave away 12 dozen doughnuts and over 100 
hot chocolates and coffees to cold students. This resulted in 33 new 
contacts to begin the new semester. 

A weekly newsletter/devotional for the members of Impact was 
started. We entitled this newsletter "The Mark'\ and it was sent out 
every Monday with announcements about upcoming events as well as a 
thought or message to build up faith and inspire worship. 

The annual ski trip to Appalachian State University, along with other 
student ministry organizations of our kind in North Carolina, took place 
January 28-30. 

Jason Blanton resigned this position in the Spring. Please pray for 
more students interested in impacting their campus for Christ. 



Stewardship Committee 
Submitted by Bill Hoffman & Jack Barbee, Co-Chairmen 

The Stewardship Committee has been working to develop plans to 
promote Stewardship Education and Stewardship Emphasis in our 
churches. We have a special event planned- A Stewardship Banquet will 
be held on October 30, 2000 at 6:30 PM at Midway Baptist Church. Our 
theme for the banquet will be "Lifestyle Stewardship". Stewardship is 
not a way of doing something special; it is a special way of doing every- 
thing. Dinner will be served at 6:30 PM and the seminar will begin at 
7:30 PM. Our seminar leader will be Bobby Faulkenberry, Financial 
Development Consultant for the Greater Gaston Baptist Association and 
retired Financial Manager with Duke Energy Corporation. Stewardship 
resource material information, as well as information on conducting a 
Stewardship Emphasis Program, will be provided. We will also provide 
information on how to conduct a Stewardship Standard evaluation of 
your church. We are also developing plans for additional seminars to 
support our theme of the new year "On Mission for the New Millen- 
nium". The seminar title, date and location will be provided to each of 
our churches and also published through the Horizons. Please let us 
know if we may assist your church in any of your Stewardship plans and 
programs 

Mission Committee 

Submitted by Tom Witherspoon, Chairman 

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The Mission Committee has been busy with many areas of ministry. 
May the Lord receive full glory for all that has been accomplished. 
Thanks to Andy Broughton, Mike Criswell, George Perkins, and Perry 
Holleman and Larry McElreath for their support and prayers for this 
committee. 

Work has been busy at Creekside Mission with many professions of 
faith made. Several churches are partnering with Creekside and the work 
is going well. Creekside is in need of helping them to get a new 
doublewide home because they have outgrown their present facility. If 
you can help with the great work that the Lord is doing please contact 
David McAnelly. 

The partnership to South Africa is underway and teams will be going 
in February 2001 . Mike Criswell is leading this work. 

The Lord wonderfully blessed the partnership with the South Central 
Pennsylvania Association in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. We had 14 
churches represented from our association on this trip. The work in- 
cluded Backyard Bible Clubs, sports clinics, VBS; surveying for two (2) 
new church starts with almost 500 contacts interested in a Bible study and 
over 100 willing to commit to wanting church involvement immediately. 
There were 30 professions of faith recorded. There was also much 
construction and repair done and a new church sign painted. 

Our mission churches are doing well in our association. 

Our new partnership with Alaska will begin in 200 1 and we are 
excited about churches getting involved with this trip. Jack Bryant and 
Raymond White will be coordinating that trip. 

We continue to pray and work with churches that are struggling and 
trying to help bring more unity to our churches that are going through 
divisions. We want to see the Lord's churches uplifted and doing the 
Great Commission we are all called to do and to be. 

We have been very busy with exciting things to come in the new year 
Come and get excited at what the Lord is doing. To God be the Glory! 



Media Report 
Submitted by Beverly Smith, Director 

Beverly began her duties as the new media director on November 29, 
1999. Her office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 am- 1 :00 pm. Please 
feel free to call her to reserve any of the resources or come by and browse 
through the resources in the media center If your church needs to borrow 
a resource(s) for specific dates, please make reservations as far in ad- 
vance as possible to assure availability. 

The media center has the following resources available to give 



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support to your church programs: 

• Videos (a wide range for all ages and subject areas) 

• Slide Sets 

• Projectors (video; slide; filmstrip; overhead; 16 mm) 

• Projector Screens (5' and 6') 

• VCR and TV- VCR 

• Dissolver (for use with slide projectors) 

• Audio cassette tape duplicator 

• North American & International Mission Study teaching kits/ 
videos 

• Week of Prayer (North American and International) videos 

• Videos for mission studies/programs {Mission USA/ North 
American; On Mission with God/ International; Missions 
Mosaic/ Women on Mission; Mandate/ all mission groups, NC 

based) 

• Lifeway Christian Resource current literature samples (up 

dated quarterly) 

• Bible Study (kits; videos; the Bible on audiocassettes; etc.) 

• Catalogs for reference use (books, videos for purchase or rent, 
media/ofFice equipment, etc.) 

The Greater Gaston Baptist Association sponsored a training work- 
shop for new and experienced Media Workers on September 16, 2000 
from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM at the association office in Gastonia. The 
training was lead by Dell Moore, ourNC State Convention-Director for 
CML (Church Media Library). A "potpourri" was planned with some- 
thing for everyone. Topics of discussion included: 

• Administration-volunteers, finding and keeping them 

• Promotion-print, visual, table top, special interest 

• Selection-a collection of excellent materials 

• Concourse, MLS, & PC Catalog Circulation 

• Policies & Procedures Manual-using the Desk Book 
/ • Budget Preparation 

• Working with Staff 

• Developing Leadership Qualities 

• Planning and Having Work Sessions 

Senior Adult Committee 
Submitted by Ed Jenkins, Director 

2000 has been a very good year for our seniors. Just to be alive in the 
year 2000 is a milestone for many of us. You can feel the excitement of 
people around you in church and in other endeavors you may be involved 
in. We need to make a commitment to celebrate Jesus in everything we 
do this year and in the new century and millennium. 

Many of our churches have or are in the process of establishing a 

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Senior Adult Ministry. I would like to see more of our churches network- 
ing with each other to share ideas and resources that are available. 

Our annual Spring Rally and Senior Adult Luncheon, hosted by 
Calvary Baptist Church, was held on March 27*, from 12:00-2:00 PM. 
The rally was held in conjunction with the 2000 Associational School of 
Evangelism and Church Growth. It was a great success! The message 
and the music were great and the attendance was impressive. We really 
packed the family life center at Calvary. 

Our next event was our first annual Senior Picnic at Robert's Retreat; 
it was held in June. To say that this was a success would be an under- 
statement. We probably had the largest crowd that has ever been to 
Robert's Retreat at one time. The Lord provided a perfect day. Thanks 
to Fraley Memorial and Warner Doles, Hardin and Danny McMahan, 
Sherry Davis of GGBA, Chapel Grove and Jonathan Lowery for provid- 
ing some of the best music in the county. There were approximately 400 
present for the occasion. We expect that 2001 will even be better. 

Due to a scheduling problem our Fall Rally will not be held until 
November 2"'^ this year. This will be held at Chapel Grove with the 
Reverend James Lowery bringing the message. The local gospel group 
"New Creations" will share their talents through inspirational music. 
Hope to see all of you there. 

We as a committee are looking forward to another great year serving 
the Lord and our wonderful and loving Senior Saints. 

Christian Life and Public Affairs Committee 
Submitted by Larry Bostian, Chairman 

The Christian Life and Public Affairs Committee is happy to report 
that because of people like you, who do not think the state of North 
Carolina should get into the gambling business, the lottery issue never 
came up for committee vote in the General Assembly. 

Of course, the issue will be back next year, and it is possible during 
the fall gubernatorial campaign this November we could hear a lot about 
legalized gambling in North Carolina and most of it will be slanted 
towards getting votes. To see how your legislators stack up on the issues, 
you can log on to the Christian Coalition website at 
fwww.nccc.hsnc.com ). One selling point is to: "use the lottery money for 
education." Unfortunately, this gimmick paints an attractive picture to 
many people; however, it is not the whole picture. But, for now, let us 
celebrate this victory. And remember to thank your legislators if they 
were opposed to the lottery. 

States, which in the past used lottery proceed for education, have 
tended to decrease their local spending for education. So in reality, there 
is not more money for schools, students, and teachers. It just comes from 
a different place gambling. And at a time when educators are being 

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expected to meet greater standards and achieve higher tests scores, they 
are asked to do it without increases in state funding for education. Re- 
member the old saying: "if it's too good to be true, it probably is". 

As the Christian Life and Public Affairs Committee of the Greater 
Gaston Baptist Association, we are committed to keeping you informed 
on this important issue. And please know we appreciate your interest. 

The Christian Life and Public Affairs Committee are excited about 
the new associational church year. During the new year our committee 
will be enlarged and hopefully, this will allow us to broaden our minis- 
tries to the churches of the Greater Gaston Baptist Association. 

We are committed to keeping you informed on issues such as legal- 
ized gambling and we also look forward to offering recommendations 
concerning a Christian based Alcoholics Anonymous group within our 
Association. Thank you for your prayers and support! 

Music Ministry 
Submitted by Roger Ward, Music Director 

Weeks and months before Easter are busy months for church 
musicians who spend a lot of time preparing special musical programs 
and training their choirs. This year was definitely no exception. We did 
not have a planning meeting of associational music directors but we spent 
time talking to and getting to know many of you. Most of our music 
leaders in local churches have combination jobs (more than one staff 
responsibility) or they are part time and/or volunteer. The time they have 
to plan and spend working in their local music ministry is precious. It is 
my prayer that we can provide valuable musical opportunities for as 
many different age groups as possible and quality experiences to enhance 
the music programs of all our churches, no matter what the size and style. 

During January, the newly formed Praise and Worship Team 
from FBC, Belmont were glad to provide music for the GGBA Board 
meeting. Many of our churches are beginning to use contemporary 
worship music while others continue successfully to lead their congrega- 
tions with traditional worship music. We must be prepared to learn about 
and understand all styles of worship music used in our churches. Never 
before in church history has there been so many different resources for 
reaching the world for Jesus Christ. 

Several events are already planned and calendared while others 
are in the process of planning. It is important that we communicate and 
emphasize the importance and value of participation with each church 
music leader. Opportunities for senior adults and children are planned for 
the coming months. 

After last year's largest and successful children's choir camp, we 
were really looking forward to this year's choir camp. Little did we know^ 
what lay before us as about eighty people preregistered for the 2000 

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Choir Camp to be held at First Baptist Church of Gastonia. The Associa- 
tional Children's Choir Camp was held July 17-20, 2000, Monday 
through Thursday mornings, with the camp's closing concert on Thursday 
evening. The musical ROMANS; >4 MusicalJourney Through the 
Book of Romans^'' created by Pam Andrews was a wonderful way to 
teach our boys and girls the truths of God's plan of salvation according to 
the apostle Paul. The camp was a huge surprise as a total of 1 77 children 
and leaders from 30 different churches turned out for four packed days of 
music. We have heard of several boys and girls who made professions of 
faith after their journey on the Roman Road. Our thanks go to the 
numerous leaders and workers whose hard work made this camp such a 
successful project by the GGBA Music Ministries and it's participating 
Music Directors. 

Several of our churches attended the State Senior Adult Conference 
in Greensboro, May 4 through May 6 providing an opportunity for many 
of our senior adults to attend the annual State Senior Adult Choir 
Festival. They were privileged to be a part of the festival choir featured 
with George Beverly Shea and Kurt Kaiser in concert on that Thursday 
night. What a wonderfully enriching experience for those GGBA seniors. 

The GKxBA Senior Adult Choir Festival was held on Thursday, 
September 28, 2000 from 8:50 a.m. until 2:50 p.m. Composer and 
Minister of Music Pepper Choplin from Greystone Baptist Church in 
Raleigh, NC lead the combined senior adult singers from our churches. 
Pepper has written many choral anthems and songs which our senior 
adults will enjoy learning and can use back in their local churches. First 
Baptist Church, Gastonia, whose new facilities accommodate senior 
adults very well, hosted our festival. The cost for the one-day event was 
$8.00 per person, which included a catered lunch. The day ended with a 
concert at 2:00 p.m. with the public invited free of charge. Several of our 
churches participated. 

Among church music leaders, the need for fellowship and sharing of 
ideas is great. I pray that we will be able to grow closer together this year 
and support and uplift one another in our shared ministries. More infor- 
mation about these or other events will follow in the GGBA newsletter, as 
well as correspondence from our committee. Or, if you would like to 
suggest some needed program for our associational music ministries, 
please do not hesitate to call me at First Baptist, Belmont (825-3758) or 
home (829-0852) or even email me at Rward0852(g>aol . com. I would 
love to here from you and fmd out how I can serve you in Associational 
Music Ministries sponsored by the Greater Gaston Baptist Association. 



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Finance Committee 
Submitted by Warner Doles 

The committee has been working in the following areas: 

1 . Proposed 2000-2001 Budget: The Committee has conducted 
analysis and worked directly with each contributor in the devel- 
opment of the proposed Budget. For the Proposed Budget we are 
presenting to you a "new format." We have a "Budget Highlights 
Page" which gives the totals in a high level summary format. 
Also, we have a "summarized" format that provides receipts data 
by source of funding and account number as well as expenses by 
account number. The detailed report that we have customarily 
used will be available upon request. Please contact Joyce 
Vanover at the associational office if you would like to receive 
the more detailed report. 

2. Feasibility Study-Greater Gaston Baptist Association Facilities: 
The Finance Committee is working jointly with the Property and 
Grounds Committee in evaluating the facility needs for the 
Greater Gaston Baptist Association, Baptist Social Ministries, 
and Staff needs. Additional space is needed based on growth of 

- the staff. Addition of the Christian Women's Job Corp offices is 
at Loray because there is no room in the present facilities, 
requirements for meeting (including Seminary Extension), 
requirements for additional parking space, requirements for 
additional bathroom facilities, and security concerns. The study 
will evaluate options on how to best meet the needs for the 
current and projected future requirements. Recommendations 
will be developed and processed through the appropriate commit- 
tees. 

3. Laural Wood Properties: This property was purchased several 
years ago as a "future site" for a church start. The original cost 
was $25,000.00. The current "market price" is estimated to be 
$100,000.00. Working jointly with the Property and Grounds 
Committee we have requested that an evaluation be made as to 
the potential use of the property. With the growth in the area and 
the number of churches in close proximity to this piece of 
property the question we are evaluating is whether or not this 
property will be used for a church start. If not, what will it are 
used for? The Executive Committee and the Missions Commit- 
tee have this item under evaluation. A recommendation form the 
Missions Committee is forthcoming. If a recommendation was 
approved to sell the property the proceeds could be used as "seed 
money" for meeting the facility needs for the Greater Gaston 
Baptist Association. 

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4. Roberts Retreat Site Managers House: We are very glad to report 
that the construction of the home can be completed with the 
donations from our churches and the $10,000.00 "Seed Money" 
provided through the association. We will complete the project 
with no impact to our budget funds. Projected completion date is 
around the first of December. A final cost report will be devel- 
oped and provided to all of our churches. 

Evangelism Report 

We had a tremendous program for our annual "School of Evangelism 
and Church Growth." Our Evangelism Rally was held Sunday, March 26 
at 6:30 pm. The music was by the legendary "Kingsmen Quartet" and 
our speaker was Dr. Ike Reighard, pastor of Northstar Baptist Church 
near Atlanta, GA. Churches were asked to move their services that 
evening to the Rally and let us be motivated together for the MASTER! ! ! 
Our Senior Adult Lunch was held on Monday, March 27, with approxi- 
mately 300 attending. There were two minister-training events. The first 
was held on Monday, March 27 from 10:00-1 1 :30 am led by Dr. Ike 
Reighard. The second training was held on Tuesday, March 28 from 
10:00 am-3:00 pm. Marty Dupree from our State Convention along with 
Richard Leach from the NAMB trained our pastors to teach a family 
evangelism and discipleship process called "Family to Family." It was a 
wonderful tool to help families reach others for Christ and grow together 
in Christ. 

As we continue to celebrate this new millennium, great things are 
happening in the Greater Gaston Baptist Association. Our Baptist 
churches have come together to spearhead the Greater Gaston Celebrate 
Jesus 2000 Crusade, which was held October 1-3, 2000. The Evangelism 
Committee worked hand in hand with the Gaston County Celebrate Jesus 
2000 Committee toward the crusade. Our association has been the 
largest contributor, both financially and with volunteers. The massive 
evangelism event saw over 300 decisions for Christ. Many Baptist, with 
folks from over 10 denominations, worked hard and long to bring Hank 
Williams Ministries to Gaston County. Each evening was filled with 
wonderful music and events. There was a Youth Pizza Blast each evening 
with a live band for the youth and Claudia the Clown lead the Children's 
Crusade each evening. Thousands of people sat in the stadium as God's 
Holy Spirit moved on the school campuses of Gaston County. We praise 
God for the results and we thank God for godly people who would work 
so hard for Christ. 

We are looking forward to the coming year as we begin to plan a 
Beast Feast. This outreach event would be similar to a sportsman ban- 
quet. It is intended to bring unchurched hunters and fishermen to hear the 
Gospel of Christ. This event will be incorporation with the Brother 

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hood of the association. We are planning a number of sportsmen's cHnic f 
for the upcoming year. Also, our 2001 School of Evangelism and Church; 
Growth will be March 25*^ and 26* featuring Janet Paschal along with 
Phil Cross and Poet Voices. Lastyear was awesome, so lets do it again! ,_ 

Historian Report 
Submitted by: Ann Bryant 

The Gaston County Heritage Book Committee is preparing a county 
history book. A history of the Greater Gaston Baptist Association will be 
included in this book. Churches of our association have been contacted 
and encouraged to participate by submitting a written history. The 
deadline is January 1, 2001 . For more information, call Sherry Davis at 
the association office (867-7257) or Ann Bryant at (827-4456). 

Correctional Institution Report [ 

Submitted by: Alan Carpenter f 

During the past year the Lord has truly blessed the efforts of the 
Greater Gaston Baptist Association Correctional Ministry. 

In addition to the regular scheduled Bible Study, Worship/Praise 
Services at the Gaston Correctional Facility in Dallas, two one-day | 

religious projects were conducted, two three-day revival opportunities I 
were provided. The one-day events involved a former professional 
wrestler sharing his testimony and another event involved a horse riding 
demonstration, a Billy Graheim movie, and the sharing of testimonies. A 
special part of one of the regular scheduled services featured a former 
Witch and High Priestess sharing her con\ ersion experience, testimony, 
and how she entered the ministry. 

A tent revival emphasis occurred in the spring and fall with a tent put 
up on the compound and inmates invited to worship. 

At the fall revival, each inmate was allowed to invite three people 
from his visiting list to attend as well. These efforts resulted in over 65 
people being won to the Lord. 

More than 20 inmates also participated in and successfully completed 
discipleship training classes in the past church year. 

The highlight of the Gaston County Jail Ministry was the move to the 
new jail facility. This move resulted in volunteers not being allowed in 
the jail for over a month. Nevertheless, jail visitation and personal 
witnessing on the part of volunteers resuhed in 508 professions of faith 
and 89 rededications. In addition, these volunteers handed out 4000 
tracts, 230 Bibles, and 400 New Testaments during the 1 1 -month period 
they were allowed into the facilities. God has truly and richly blessed this 
ministry. 

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Program Committee Report 
Submitted by: Dean Brock, Chairman 

The Spring Annual Meeting will be held on April 23'*^ at Grace Baptist 
Church, Mt. Holly. The Annual Fall Meeting will be held on October 22"^^ 
and 23^'^. The Monday session will be at First Baptist Church, Bessemer 
City and the Tuesday session will be at McAdenville Baptist. 

Charter And By-Laws Committee Report 
Submitted by: Ronnie Hinson, Chairman 

The committee moves that the following amendment be made to the 
Charter and Bylaws: 

Article VIII. The Associational Executive Board 
ItemB. Meetings and Duties 

Present Reading: "The Associational; Executive Board shall hold 
two meetings and others as necessary, and present a written report to the 
Association at each meeting. It shall be the duty of the Associational 
Executive Board to act for the Association in the interim between annual 
meetings. It shall carry out the policies and will of the Association." 

Proposed Reading: "The Associational Executive Board shall act for 
the Association in the interims between annual meetings s and hold meet- 
ings deemed necessary and called by a majority of the Executive Commit- 
tee. A written report of all meetings shall be presented to the Association. 
Members shall be given a minimum of 2-weeks written notice of time, 
place and purpose of the called meeting. The Executive Board shall carry 
out the policies and the will of the Association." 

The motion is presented based upon the following: (1) Several questions 
regarding the necessity of four meetings a year, (2) Lack of support (atten- 
dance) at the January and August meetings. Is it good stewardship to invest 
the time and money for so few people?, (3) The results of the survey pre- 
sented at the Executive Board meeting of January 3 1 , 2000 and subsequently 
mailed to each pastor and duly reported members of the churches not present 
at the meeting. Over two-thirds of the returned surveys indicated a desire to 
eliminate the January and August Executive Board meetings. 



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Treasurer's Report 
submitted by Leon Collis 



1. Budget Requirements to Date $533,465.27 

2. Budget Receipts to Date $567,004.30 

3. Budget Disbursements to Date $538,212.79 

4. Designated Receipts to Date $ 113,607.00 

5. Designated Disbursements to Date $ 139,201.55 

6. Balance on Hand as of October 31, 2000: 

Cash: 

Designated (See Report) $49,089.60 | 

Undesignated - Budget Funds- Checkbook Balance 

$41,124.30 

Total $ 90,213.90 

7. Capital Improvement Budget: 

Roberts Retreat Site Mgrs. Residence $10,000.00 

Property & Grounds Committee Budget $3,301.07 

Roberts Retreat Grass Sowing Project 

TOTAL $ 13,301.07 

8. Contingency Reserve Fund: 

7% Assoc. & Roberts Retreat Maint./upkeep $ 4,506.17 

11% Administrative Operations $ 7,081.12 

79% Assoc. Staff Compensation, BenefitsA'ravel $ 50,855.29 

3% Leadership Development/Training $ 1,931.21 

TOTAL $ 64,373.79 

Total Balance on Hand October 31, 2000 $ 167,888.76 

Note: "Contingency Reserve Fund" is held in Certificates of 
Deposits (3 Total) 



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DATS: 11/07/2000 OREATER OASTOM BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

TIME: 09:56:20 DETAILED ANALYSIS OF REVEKWS AND EXPEMSES 

(12/12)12 HOHIKS 

ALL rtnas i dbpts 

REPORT DATE: 10/31/2000 



B3C/KI5SICHS 

a0«109 VISnUMESE MISSION 

004110 LAOTIAN MISSION 

00411& CKEEKSIDE MISSION 

004130 KOREAN HISSIOD 

004124 LOVE FSLLOMSHIP CHURCH 

004125 HISPANIC KISSI(»I 

004126 REHOBOTH BAPTIST OTORCH 
004130 CHORCH START #1 
004135 CHURCH START *2 



TOTAL BSC/KISSIONS 



CURRENT MONTH 


YEAR TO DATE 


ANNUAL 


ANNUAL BUDGET 


OVeR(*) 


YEAR TO MH 


(THIS YEAR) 


(THIS YEAR) 


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REMMHtNG 


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(LAST YSAB) 


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4,067.31 


3,800.00 


267.31- 


367.31* 


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562.50 


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333.33 


3,999.96 


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1,666.70 


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567.004.30 


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640.00 


678.14 


1,000.00 


321.86 


321.86 


283.33- 


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8,000. 00 


8.083.33 


6,083.33 


440.50- 


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LAOTIAN MISSION 


500.00 


4,755.00 


6,200.00 


1,445.00 


1,445.00 


2,400.00 


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CREEKSIDE MISSION 


860.36 


7.329.00 


3,200.00 


4,129.00- 


4,129.00. 


3,071.05 


005116 


NEK MOLTI-HDOSIHG 


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666.67 


5,000.95 


9,666.66 


4,665.71 


4,665.71 


3,6(6,63 


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LOVE FELLOHSHIP CHURCH 


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2,000.00. 


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HISPANIC MISSION 


1,000.00 


5,000.00 


6,500.00 


1.500.00 


1,500.00 


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005126 


REKCSOIH BAPTIST CHORCH 


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44.57 


15.160.23 


13,940.00 


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1,230.23* 


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HBH LEISURE HIBISTRY 
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45,373.33 


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0OS27S 



K ( comusm/EVAN 
BAPTIST SOCIAL MIBlSTRy 
CWCOPERATIONS 



BniSS/TIlACTS/TBACH AIDS 
S»l MISSION SUPPLIES 
CHRISTIAN LIFE t PUBLIC 
CORRECnOJAL KIHISTRIES 
POLICE CKAPLAIBCY 
RDRSES FELLOWSHIP 
SENIOR ADOLT HIMISTRY 
SINGLE ADULT HIKISTRV 
FAMILY BINISTRY 
FAMILY COUNSELIliS CENTER 
CMQHITY CONCERT 



TOTAL CHDRCH ( COMMOHITY/BVAN 

PROGRAM MGANIZ/EDUCATI 
005305 SOHMY SCBOOL 
005310 DISCIPIESHIP TRAndBB 
005315 VQHBN'S MISSIONARY UNION 
005320 BAPTIST MEN 
005325 YOVnS MINISTRY 

005330 siwan ministries 

005335 SEMINARY EXT 

005340 SItHAROSXIP PROMOTION 

005345 MUSIC MINISTRY 

005350 LIBSARY/KEDIA CENTER 

00S3S5 LrrnUOTRE ( CORRICUUW 

00535« MEDIA TRAIHINQ 

005360 RECREATION EXPENSES 

TOTAL PROGRAM ORGANIZ/EDUCATI 

LEADER. DEV/PIAN/FELLOK 
005405 STAFF DEVELOPMEOT 
005405 CRORCH DEVELOPMENT 
005408 SPECIALIZED TRNS 



GREATER GASTON BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 






PAGE: 3 


DETAILED ANALYSIS OF REVENUES AND EXPENSES 








[12/12)12 MONTHS 










ALL FUNDS 1 


t DEPTS 










REPORT DATE: 


10/31/2000 








CURRHTT MONTH 


YEAR TO DATE 


ANNUAL 


ANNUAL BUDGET 


0VER1«1 


YEAR TO DATE 


(THIS YEAR) 


(THIS YEAR) 


BUDGET 


REMAINING 


BUDGET - YEAS 


;LAST YEAR) 


1,782.28 


12,617.08 


10,000.00 


2,617.08- 


3,617.08* 


12,071.33 


64.64 


64.64 


.00 


64.64- 


64.64. 


.00 


345.22 


1,248.41 


1,350.00 


101.59 


101.59 


1.485.75 


.00 


105.95 


340.00 


234.05 


334.05 


393.80 


.00 


83. 4B 


255.00 


171.52 


171.52 


65.16 


.00 


.00 


212.50 


212.50 


212.50 


14.35 


.00 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 


.00 


.00 


31.77 


.00 


.00 


340.00 


340.00 


340.00 


350.00 


.00 


.00 


85.00 


85.00 


85.00 


.00 


900.00 


1,430.80 


1,700.00 


269.30 


269.20 


1,806.02 


.00 


229.85 


425.00 


195.15 


19S.1S 


250.00 


.00 


2,118.74 


1,700.00 


418.74- 


418.74* 


2.057.34 


.00 


36.44 


595.00 


558.36 


558.36 


l,7t5.«( 


.00 


.00 


.00 


.00 


.00 


.00 


3,092.14 


18,935.59 


16,002.50 


933.09- 


933.99. 


20,210.18 


1,404.49 


6,438.42 


6,800.00 


361.58 


361.58 


3,951.58 


.00 


304,25 


435.00 


220.75 


220.75 


131.94 


252.77 


2,657.34 


4,250.00 


1,592.(6 


1,592.(6 


3,345.39 


20.00- 


195.42 


765.00 


569.58 


569.58 


633.44 


.00 


1,349.45 


3,000.00 


1,650.53 


1,650.55 


1,982.11 


1.100.00 


1,156.B9 


1,275.00 


118.11 


118.11 


1,365.51 


1,295.51 


2C.014.84 


6,800.00 


13,214.84- 


13,214.84. 


13,741.89 


57.00 


140.74 


425.00 


284.26 


284.26 


6.24 


.00 


1,804.43 


1,700.00 


104.43- 


104.43. 


117.46 


.00 


1,930.32 


3,200.00 


1,269.68 


1,369.68 


4,933.32 


.00 


50.96 


340.00 


2(9.04 


389.04 


79.35 


3B.00 


739.31 


1,700.00 


970.69 


970.69 


398.97 


134.24 


24,343.57 


21,000.00 


3,243.57- 


3. 343. 57* 


19.920.72 


4,363.01 


60,915.94 


51,680.00 


9,235.94- 


9,335.94. 


49,387.(2 


558.00 


1,841.22 


2,125.00 


283.78 


383.78 


1,669.60 


.00 


1(0.36- 


595.00 


755.36 


755.36 


140.00 


.00 


£04.99 


850.00 


245.01 


345.01 


876.46 



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DATE: 11/(17/2000 
TIME: 0»:Sfi:30 



GHEATBR GAS-nW BAPTIST ASSOaATION 

DSIAIUD ANALYSIS OP HEVQIUES AKS EXPISSES 

(12/12112 MOWTKS 

ALL ?I]H1}5 i 0EPT5 

REPORT DATE: 10/31/2000 



aSWENT MONTH YEAH TO DATE 
(THIS TEAR) (THIS VBARI 



ANNUAL B(rotET 
REMAINING 



OVaM YEAS TO DftTE 

BODGET - YEAR (LAST YEAR) 



OOSilO 
0OS41S 
005430 
00M25 
005426 
005430 
00S43S 
OOS440 
00S44S 
0OS45O 
00S455 
00S46O 
005462 
0OS46S 
005480 
005485 
3054JD 



COMarrSE TRNQ/DEV/PLAlt 
COBV/COHP/MATLS-a DIR 

cueiv/(aaF/MArLS-a>D 
coeivBirnoH cohfsrbsce-coi 

COllVKNTIOB/COBF-aWC 
NORni AM£RIt»N MISS. TRNG 
KSY IBADERSHtP TftAINIRG 
AIOniAL KETriHGS 
EXECHTIVE BOARS MEETINGS 
MIBISTERS CCfflF.EXP/PROi; 
MINISTERS FELLOHSRIP/RET 
MItl/SP(nSE5 FEUOHSHIP 
BIVOtakTICmL (XIBP/EXP 
CKtmCH 5E(3tETARIES (XtS 
PUBLIC RELATIONS/HOSPIT 
MIRISIESIAL RELISF/EMERG 
SPECIAL RECEPTIONS 



7.15- 

177.76 

300.00 

26.79 

.00 



S2.99 
IBO.OO- 



2,040.49 

2,917.28 

2,008.94 

134,64 

10.00 

813.47 

174.33 

1,461.24 

50.00 

122.88 

115.78 

557.50 

.00 

594.50 

2,127.66 



1,700.00 

3,315.00 

2,040.00 

595.00 

.00 

1,700.00 

212.50 

1,700.00 

340.00 

680.00 

850.00 

765.00 

500.00 

510.00 

2,720.00 

765.00 

255.00 



340.49- 
397.72 

31.06 
460.36 

10. 00- 
886. S3 

38.17 
238.76 
290.00 
5S7.12 
734.24 
207.50 
500.00 

84.50- 

107.66- 

515.00 

1.34 



340.49* 
397.72 

31.06 
460.36 

10.00* 
186.53 

38.17 
238.76 
290.00 
557.12 
734.24 
207.50 
SOO.OO 

84.50* 

107.66* 

515.00 

1.34 



1,963.38 

3,105.17 

1,(09.81 

21.00 

.00 

513. S2 

207.78 

1,398.80 

90.00 

321.06 

1.368.02 

538.50 

.00 

646.85 

2,070.49 

145.08 

257.17 



TOTAL LEADER. DEV/PLAN/FELUW 2,000.21 



ASSOC PBRSODNEL COMPENS 

EXSCOriVB DisscroR 

C0S610 SALARY-ED 

;05«15 HOOSQiC/imLITIBS- 



CHUBCH 0EVELOP>Sirr DIR 
005630 SAIMY-CDS 
005635 BOOSING/OTILITIES-CDD 



CHJC DIRECTOR 
005640 CWC-SALARY 



CHURCH k CtaMJHITY DIR 
003650 SALARY-CCM 



2,624.80 


31,497.60 


31,497.61 




.01 




.01 


30.580.32 


1,681.00 


20,172.02 


20,172.14 




.12 




.12 


19,584.72 


4.305.80 


51,669.62 


51.669.75 




.13 




.13 


50,165.04 


1.921.74 


23,060.88 


23.060.82 




.06- 




.06* 


22, 389. U 


1,223.99 


14,687.88 


14,687.85 




.03- 




.03* 


14,260.08 


3,145.73 


37,748.76 


37,748.67 




.09- 




.09* 


36,649.30 


2,500.00 


10,000.00 


.00 


10,000.00- 


10 


000.00* 


.00 


2,500.00 


10,000.00 


.00 


10,000 


.00- 


10,000.00* 


.00 


2,081.88 


24,982.56 


24,982.65 




.09 




.09 


24,255.12 


2,081.88 


24,982.56 


24,982.65 




.09 




.09 


24,255.12 



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DATE; 11/07/2000 
nNE: t!?:SS:20 



GREATER GASTON BAPTIS? ASSOaATION 
DETAILED ANALYSIS CF REVEKUES AND EXPENSES 

(12/12)12 Momra 

ALL FUMOS k DEPTS 
REPORT DATE: 10/31/2000 



CURRENT MONTH 
(THIS YEAR) 



YEAR TO DATE 
(THIS YEAR) 



ASNOAL BUDGET 
REMAINING 



OVERItl 
BUDGET - YEAS 



YEAH TO DATE 
(LAST YEAR) 



SUPPORT STAFF 

OOSSSO ACMINISTKATIVE ASST 

005652 FINANCIAL SECRETARY 

005653 STAFF SBOtCTARY 

005654 MBDIA/SBCRETARY 
005865 SUPPLY SEOtETARY 
0OS66i RECREATION DIR/PART-TIHB 
a056«7 CnSTa)IA«S/PA8T-TIME 
Q056S8 PT. CCM SECRETARY 

005669 STCDENT MIKISWIES DIR. 

005670 FINAIICIAL DEVELOP DIR. 

005671 PT. AFRICAN AMHR. OMTS. 
D0S661 SOtlBR HISSKattRIES 



TRAVEL 

005672 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 

005673 owe DIRECTOR 

005674 CHURCH DEVELOPMEHT DIR 

005675 FISAUCIAL DBV. DIRECTOR 

005676 CCH DIRECTCfi 

005677 SITOENT MINISTRY DIRECTOR 

005678 WORKERS Oft SPECIAL ASSIGN 

005679 RECREATION DIRECTOR 

005680 AACC ISAVEL 



005690 HEALTH, LIFE, k DISABILIT 

005692 FICA TAXES tSOTPORT STAFF) 

005693 CUJC-FICA 

005694 SELF-EMP.TAXES(MIN STAFF) 
005696 RETIREMENT ANNUITY 
005698 CHRISTMAS BONUS I2t) 



2,025.84 


24,310,08 


24,310.13 


.05 


.05 


23.152.56 


1,585.60 


19,027.20 


19.027.19 


.01- 


.01+ 


18,003.54 


1,104.68 


13,086.66 


13,256.10 


169.44 


169.44 


13,300.96 


911.56 


10,031.56 


10.943.75 


912.19 


912.19 


6,124.32 


589.87 


1,916.04 


3,000.00 


1,083.96 


1,083.96 


2,567,08 


.00 


5,760.16 


5,760.17 


.01 


.01 


5,592.40 


541.66 


6,950.79 


6.500.00 


450.79- 


450. 79t 


8,213.00 


.00 


.00 


.00 


.00 


.00 


.00 


.00 


1,351.90 


2,704.00 


1.352.10 


1,352.10 


2.316.72 


300.41 


3,604.93 


3,605.00 


.07 


.07 


3,208.37 


.00 


.00 


.00 


.00 


.00 


.00 


,00 


4,100.00 


4,800.00 


700.00 


700.00 


3,560.45 


7,060.02 


90,139.32 


93,906.34 


3,767.02 


3,767.02 


86,039.40 


998.39 


5.094.01 


5,200.00 


105.99 


105.99 


4,927.88 


.00 


53.75 


.00 


53.75- 


53.75* 


.00 


1,324.50 


3,028.98 


3,600.00 


571.02 


571.02 


1,757.76 


145.93 


399.81 


400.00 


.19 


.19 


88.38 


411.44 


1.514.77 


750.00 


764.77- 


764.77* 


783.12 


,00 


.00 


400.00 


400.00 


400.00 


276.52 


332.28 


1.562.54 


1,500.00 


62.54- 


62.54* 


1,262.37 


.00 


338.00 


700.00 


362.00 


362.00 


623.12 


.00 


.00 


.00 


.00 


.00 


.00 


3,212.54 


11,991.86 


12,550.00 


558.14 


558.14 


9,719.15 


1,463.87 


18,567.93 


20,000.00 


1,032.17 


1. 032. 17 


19,660.71 


635.49 


9,102.61 


8,820.00 


717.39 


717.39 


8,193.91 


191.25 


765.00 


.00 


765.00- 


765.00* 


.00 


1,030.64 


14,908.14 


13,412.76 


1,495.38- 


1,495.38+ 


12,078.80 


1,627,91 


19,304.04 


19.535.10 


231.06 


231.06 


17,878.85 


.00 


3,911.21 


4,400.00 


488.79 


488.79 


4,087.76 



4,949.16 65,958.83 66,167,86 

TOTAL ASSOC PERSONNEL COMPENS 27,255.13 292,490.95 287,025.27 



209,03 61,900.03 

5,465.68* 268,727.94 



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DATE: U/D7/2CB0 
TIME: 09:Se<20 



AssociAnoNw, omcE 

005805 OFFICE SUPPLIES 

0QS81O mSTSlt NENSLETTER PRINT 

00581S NEWSLETTER tOSTMS 

00S82Q CALEmM PKIRTnXi 

005825 MHDUi MUnTIES 

00S83S POStMS/BQSISESS EXPENSE 

005840 ASSOCUTIOHU, PRONOTIOH 

005845 MEH EOUHtEHI & MMOT 

005850 CPA nv REPORTS/AUDIT 

005855 COMFVrCR SOPPLIES k NAINT 

005660 COMPBIER EQOIPHBHT 

005860 Bl 



TOTMi ASSOCIATIOHM. OFFICE 

BLOOS/ECOIP/PROP SUPFOR 
00S90S ASSOC/REIHEAT PROP IKS 
005910 QBA BLDO/PROPERTY miVT 

005915 CSA BLoa viiinits 

005930 JAHITCB/XITCHEH SUPPLIES 

005925 aOBTS RET DTILITIES/OPER 

3CS926 S08TS RiT «MJr/KV 

005930 RESERVE COHTIBGSNCy FWD 



CAPITAL BODOer 

005911 CAPITAL EOOIPMENT 

005912 PROPERTY fc GROtWOS 



TOTAL BU9CS/SQUIP/PR0P SUPFOR 



GREATER GASTON BAPTIST ASSOaAIIOB 






FACE: 6 


DETAILED ANALYSIS OP REVBBUE8 ADD BXPEMSES 








(12/12)12 KBmiS 










ALLPUSDS 


4 DEPTS 










REPORT DATE: 


10/31/2000 








CUHREHT MONTH 


YEAH TO DATE 


ANKOAL 


ANNUAL BUDGET 


(fTSRi*) 


YEAS TO DATE 


(THIS YEAR) 


(THIS YEAR) 


BUDGET 


REMAIHIHG 


BOCSBT - YEAR 


(LAST YEAR) 


1,053.56 


11,873.94 


10.50C.0O 


1,373.94- 


1.373.94. 


10.665.83 


.00 


14,303.19 


15.700.00 


1,396.61 


1.396.81 


13,320.02 


300.00 


7.130.26 


7,400.00 


269.74 


269.74 


6,555.23 


.00 


1,230.12 


1,300.00 


69.88 


69.88 


376.85 


.00 


2,200.00 


2,200.00 


.00 


.00 


2.200.06 


982. «8 


9,999.00 


10.000.00 


l.DO 


1.00 


10.500.66 


.00 


3,818.36 


3,500.00 


318.36- 


316.36* 


1,464.87 


508.80 


3,318.43 


3,500.00 


181.57 


181.57 


3.398.27 


,00 


2,700.00 


2,900.00 


200.00 


200.00 


2.700.00 


.00 


644.06 


700.00 


55.92 


55.93 


765.63 


218.04 


1.289.26 


1.500. 00 


210.74 


210.74 


1,500.00 


57.10 


1.005. 56 


600.00 


405.58- 


405.58. 


657.01 


3,120.18 


59.512.22 


59,800.00 


287.78 


287.78 


54,104.44 


554.75 


4.931.51 


4.800.00 


131.51- 


131.51+ 


3,737.34 


317.63 


2,691.71 


2,500.00 


191.71- 


191.71* 


2,503.85 


3,050.55 


19.626.00 


20.800.00 


1,174.00 


1. 174.00 


17.778.97 


390.88 


3,043.16 


2,000.00 


1,043.16- 


1.043.16* 


1,975.16 


700.08 


7,239.48 


6.300.00 


939.46- 


939.46* 


5,684.16 


■ ■i:s.:a- 


6,090.41 


3.000.00 


i,0»ft.«l- 


3.090.41* 


1,927.13 


630.00 


744.29 


1.000.00 


255.71 


255.71 


133.93 



3,966.56* 33,740.54 



.00 
.00 


.00 
.00 


.08 
.00 


.00 
.00 


.00 
.00 


.00 
.00 


.00 


.00 


.00 


.90 


.00 


.00 


5.528.69 


44.366.56 


40,400.00 


3.966.56- 


3.966.56. 


33,740.54 


48,969.96 


538,212.79 
28,791.51 


533,465.27 


4,747.52- 


4,747.52* 


456.663.43 


14.843.70- 






13,917.01 



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2000 Greater Gaston Baptist Association Annual 



DESIGNATED REPORT 



DMSs Xl/0«/2000 

•mU: lS:26t07 



G»STOT BAPTIST ASSOCUTIOH 
Y-T-D SWORV OP DESICJIATEIl ACCOUITS 
Ali PDWDS & UEPTS 
UIHWr C*TB: 10/31/2003 



BBSnWZJJB DesicmiED 

"^^'•CE REVESDES 



DESIGWTED CMOn DOn 



EHDIIIS 

ADJUsiMsms Aojisnans sAuuia 



W«U Mission MnCSTHE 



flOlllS 



MISSIOS/OBH. HIP 55 



001116 OEEKSrei MISSIOS/LIT. MTD 

YID I5t 



TO SS1.63 sjo.OO 1,641.63 

•'"' -00 .88 



156.00 



flonzo uwsoKs Missions «n .00 .oe 

no 1.067.31 132. 6J 1,200.00 



ooRcs 4 coMarrv/EVAH 

0ff«22S FEtlOaSHXP flAPnST 





■%win<u 




.00 


.00 




TO 


52B.17 


4S6.34 


»»4.51 


oo»23e moBoa sotpow 


WB 


.00 


.00 


.00 




VTD 


666.64 


.00 


666.64 


MM3S BLMI PASTOR HtOS 


HTD 


432. S4 


.00 


.00 




YTO 


433.54 


.00 


.00 


OOIJ40 conrcncaM. hdhstby 


mo 


84S.62 


11.75 


.00 




YTD 


4S4.17 


370.00 


.00 



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MH2t XOREW KISSIOH 


MID 

m 


.CO 
2,332.33 


.00 
.00 


.00 
2.332.31 


.00 
.00 


.00 
.00 


.00 
.00 


ooius trar testawbt foll gospeuto 


.00 
166.67 


.00 
333.34 


.00 
500.01 


.00 
.00 


.00 
.00 


.00 
.00 


M8130 Missies rut PENHSWMIIA WD 

no 


.CO 
.00 


.00 
22,834.30 


.00 
22.834.30 


.00 
.00 


.00 
.00 


.00 
.00 


001135 DISASTER miEF 


NIB 


2.996.9} 


00 












YTD 


7,181.99 


IS. 08 


4,200.00 


.00 


.00 
.00 


2.9J6.99 
2.9»f.9t 


001145 STstKtzv Pumm 


MTO 


2,000.00 


00 


.00 
.00 










rrc 


1,000.00 


1.000.00 


.00 


.00 
.00 


2,000.00 
2,000.00 


OOI150 Missies TaiP/ATRICA 


MID 

no 

HID 
TTTD 


.00 
.00 


5,969,50 

S,9B9.50 


(.089.50 
«,089.50 


.00 
.00 


.00 
.00 


IOC. 00- 
100.00- 


TOai wono jGssiffli mikishib 


4.996.99 
12,565.93 


S, 985. 50 

31.284.63 


<,0I9.S0 
38,953.77 


.00 
.00 


.00 
.00 


«. 811.99 
4.8M.99 



432.54 

412.54 



8(4.37 
8(4.37 



2000 Greater Gaston Baptist Association Annual 



DATE: :i/06/2000 
TDffl: 1S:2«:01 



GRaiER G»STOM BAPTISr ASSCCIATJON 

Y-T-D SlMWay OP DESIGNXTED KXXXmS 

Ali PONDS i DEWS 

REPORT DATE: 10/31/2000 



001245 APAKTHEIIT mSlSTRt 



KTD 
YTD 



BEGINHDiS 
BALANCE 

2,S00.00 
2,500.00 



DEBn 


EBDIN6 


roSTJffiKTS 




.00 


2.500.00 


.00 


2,500.00 



008250 CCM-OeSIGNATEO 



YTO 16.<25.42 



1,121.67 
23.407. SS 



:,S24.71 
3»,S21.77 



008251 CCM-FOOD 



MID 
YTD 



9,114.51 
a, 262. 51 



500.00 
2,600.00 



«,6H.51 
8,614.51 



0082S5 FEMA - COI 



mo 

YTD 



.00 
50.00 



008260 YOtTTH CRUSADE 



1.905.34 
1. 90S. 34 



1,905.34 
1,905.34 



008265 CAROWIKDS !>ROJECT 



422.24 
422.24 



422.24 
422.24 



008270 CJ 2000 



665.00 
4,235.00 



665.00 
5. 397. OS 



008275 ASSOCIATIOtOL VIDEO 



6,152.48 
6,152.48 



6,152.46 
6.152.48 



008285 MARCH FOR JESUS 



54.42 

54.42 



54.42 
54.42 



008290 CHRISTIAN MHEB'S JOB WID 



008291 CWC/SOPPLIES 



008292 CMC/MENTOR TRAIHING 



HTD 
YTD 



TOTAL CHORCH I COJWUllITY/EVAN MTD 25,883.87 
YTD 38,956.19 



900.00 


588.42 


7,990.54 


3,827.46 


9.65 


58.72 


176.32 


176.32 


.00 


17.71 


93.34 


17.71 


2,735.07 


3.374.56 


39,771.09 


57,372.90 



4.163.08 
4.163.08 



65.63 
65.63 



.00 25.244.38 

241.43 25,244.38 



PROGRAM OXQANIZ/EDUCATI 

008310 SECRETARIES FELLOHSHIP WTD 93.04 

YTD 93.04 



93.04 
93.04 



008316 fOOJ/SCHOLARSHIPS 



667.41 
268.56 



50.00 
2,003.85 



717.41 
717.41 



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DATE: 11/0S/200C 



CHEATER OASTOH BAPHST ASSCXTIATIOS 

V-T-D SUMMARY OF DESIGNATED ACCOUNTS 

ALL rcros i DEPTS 

REPORT DATE: 10/31/2000 



00«317 HMU/tl CC«a Cra-CHRISTOAS MTD 
WD 



BEGirWDC 

BALADCE 
TS.OC 
200.00 



KSICNATED 


CREDIT 


DEBIT 


EHDUra 


EXPEHSBS 


ADJUSTMENTS 


ADJtlSTMEtrrS 


BALANCE 


■ CO 


.00 


.00 


7«.00 


122.00 


.00 


.00 


78.00 



0O318 NMU/HORi:: DAY OF PRATER mD 
YTD 



D0831> Wra/PROJECr CAMPAIGN 



40.26 
.240.26 



40.26 
1,240.26 



./SCHOLARSHIP MTD 
YTD 



380.00 
383.00 



380.00 
380.00 



008340 RE VISICX PROJ - BSC 



552.00 
552.00 



552.00 
552.00 



00834S PACT SrJSIES - BSC 



1,200.00 
1,200.00 



1,200.00 
1,200.00 



TOTAL PROGRAM OROAMIZ/EDOCATI MTD 2,970.45 
YTD 2,713.50 



90.26 
3,942.08 



1,240.26 
4,835.23 



1,820.45 
1,820.45 



LEADER. DEV/PUN/FEILOH 

008485 MINISTER-AL BELIEF KTB 1.513.25 
YTB 1,513.26 



1,913.26 
1,913.26 



TOTAL LEADER. DSV/PUH/FELLOH KID 1.913.26 
YTD 1,913.26 



1,913.26 
1,913.26 



9tDCS/EOTP/PH0P SrPPOR 

008925 ROBERTS RETREAT KID 1,732.08 

YTD 10,500.12 



.00 1.170.18 

4,459.00 14,397.22 



561.90 
561.90 



008928 SITE MAKAGER>S HODSB MTD 


9,740.26 


22,300.00 


17,803.40 


YTD 


.00 


34,100.00 


19,863.14 


008929 ROBERTS KEIRSAI/REC FIELDHTD 


.00 


.00 


.00 


YTO 


370.35 


.00 


370.35 



14,236.86 
14,236.86 



008940 OFFICE 5£N0VATI0HS {TTD S06.46 

TTD 3,565.40 



390.70 
390.70 



415.76 
415.76 



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OME: 11/06/20CO GRfiAIBR GASTON BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

TIME- 15 1 26: 07 Y-T-D SIWIARY OF DESICaJATED ACCOIWTS 

ALL FUNDS & DEPTS 
REPORT DATE: 10/31/2000 





KID 
YTD 

KTD 
TO 


BCGIIOriKG 
BALATia 


DESIGNATED 
RBVEmiES 


DESIGNATED 
EXPENSES 


CREDIT 
ADJDSTHEMTS 


DEBIT 
ACJUSTOBOTS 


EBDING 
BALAHCE 


TOTAL BLDGS/EWIP/PROP rJPPOR 


12, 278. BO 
14,435.87 


22,300.00 
38,609,00 


18,913.58 
37,439.65 


.00 
.00 


390,70 
390.70 


15,214.52 
15,214.52 


TOTAL DESIGHAIED 


48,043.37 

70,584.85 


31,114.83 
113,607.00 


29,677.90 

139,201.55 


.00 
4,731.43 


390.70 
S32.13 


49,069.60 
49,089.60 






••"**""'" 


"■"'*"***"* 









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CHURCH CONTRIBUTIONS 



DATE: 12/M/2000 



OREATER GASTON BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



ASSOCIATIOHAL CONTRIBUTORS 
REPORT DATE: 2000 OCT 



CHURCH 
NUeBR 



CHURCH HAME/CITY/STATE 





YEAR-TO-DATE 


YEAK-TO-DATE 


2000 OCT 


199J/2000 


1998/1999 


200.00 


2,400.00 


3,400.00 


.00 


13,341.41 


11,568.86 


200.00 


2,200.00 


1,200.00 


.00 


4,219.32 


2,901.08 


.00 


.00 


.00 


.00 


.00 


.00 


Ees.3« 


7,168.27 


3,758.31 


142,71 


1,365.22 


1,255.52 


50.00 


600.00 


1,150.00 


.00 


10,573.21 


10.135.44 


3B3.37 


4,600.00 


4.600.00 


105.92 


1.446.95 


1,479.40 


.00 


4,832.48 


4.032.98 


5».62 


834.80 


748.05 


.00 


18,117.00 


15.000.00 


250.00 


3,000.00 


2.950.00 


.00 


.00 


200.00 


363.18 


4,663.58 


4,240.12 


.00 


3,580.00 


3,480.00 


.00 


184.84 


251.56 


100.00- 


1,200.00 


1,200.00 


.00 


2.792.91 


2,949.89 


476.«S 


3.730.65 


2,858.78 


153. IS 


2,037.00 


1,969.85 


235.00 


2,700.00 


3,150.00 


202.32 


3,420.86 


3,945.13 


34B.0O 


4,645.00 


3,980.00 


.00 


520.00 


780.00 


33a-J9. 


3,442.81 


2,849.65 


131.53 


7,711.65 


9,228.06 


.00 


5,200.00 


5,200.00 


.00 


9,860.95 


9,126.28 


261. «0 


3.282.S2 


3.138.42 


916. 66 


9,783.34 


18.117.81 


1SB.8S 


2,158.05 


1,731.24 


.00 


1,658.57 


1,884.73 


896.69 


12,215.62 


10,714.32 


955.5J 


15,569.18 


14,386.39 


-789.80 


9,890.15 


8,441.78 


1,2«7.00 


14,854.00 


12,670.00 


.00 


1,320.00 


1,000.00 


395.14 


3,604.25 


3,257.81 


106.62 


1.342.41 


1.239.08 


413.92 


6,648.92 


5.713.67 


1,315.7S 


11.332.13 


7,751.70 


.00 


7.809.99 


6,961.14 


.00 


697.00 


1,050.00 


B20.T2 


14.949.75 


7,604.02 


.00 


902.36 


697.56 



0000001 Alexander Memorial Bapc. Church - B«lmonc. NC 

0000002 Alexis Baptlai: Church - Alexis. NC 

0000003 Anthony Grove Bepcist Church - Crouae, NC 

0000006 Berea Bapclsc Church - Gasconla. NC 

0000008 Bethany Baptise Church - Gastonla, NC 

0000009 Bethel Baptist Church - Gastonla. NC 

0000010 Bathleheo Baptist - Gastonla, NC 

0000011 Bingham Hemorial Baptist Church - Bessemer City, 1 

0000012 Brookleigh Baptist Church - Gastonia, NC 

0000013 Calvary Baptist C})urch - Gastonla, HC 

0000014 Catawba Heights Baptist Church - Belmont, NC 

0000015 Cedar Grove Baptist Church - Gastonia, NC 

0000016 Cantarview Baptist Church - Belnent, NC 

0000017 Chapal Baptist Church - Mt . Holly, HC 

0000018 Chapel Grove Baptist Church - Gastonia, RC 

0000021 Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church - Kings Mountain, Ni 

0000022 Qirist Cocnaunlty Baptist Oiurch - Gastonia, NC 

0000023 Conunity Baptist Church - Dallas. HC 

0000024 Covenant Baptist Church - Gastonia, NC 
0000027 Creekslde Baptise Mission - Bessemer City, HC 
0000093 Czooders Houncain Baptise Church - Kings Mountain 
0000038 Dallas Baptist Church - Dallas, NC 

0000029 Davis Menorial Baptist Church - Gastonia, NC 

0000038 Bast Baptist Church - Gastonia - Gastonia. MC 

0000004 Bast Belmont Baptist Oiurch • Belmont. NC 
0000082 Bast Garrison Baptist Church - Gastonia, NC 

0000030 Falrview Baptist Church - Gaston:.a, NC 
D000O32 Faith Baptist Church - Gastonia - Gastonia, NC 
0000117 Fellowship Baptist Church - Iron Station, NC 

0000005 First Baptist Church - Belaont - Belnent, NC 

0000007 First Baptist Church 
0000819 First Baptist Church 
0000035 First Baptist Church 

0000039 First Baptist Oiurch 

0000046 First Baptist Church 
0000054 First Baptist Oiurch 
0000060 First Baptist Church 
0000088 First Baptist Oiurch 

0000033 Flint Groves Bsptist Church - Gastonia, NC 

0000034 Fralsy Memorial Baptist Church - Lowell, HC 

0000035 Friendly Baptist Church - Mncolnton, NC 
0000113 Friandship Baptist Church • Belmont, NC 
0000037 Oasten Baptist Church - Dallas, KC 

00D0O41 Grace Baptist Churcli - Gastonla - Castcnia. NC 

0000042 Grace Baptist Church - Mt, Holly - Ht. Holly, NC 

0000043 Hardin Baptist Church - Dallas, KC 

0000044 Harmony Baptist Church - Bessemer City, NC 

0000045 Hickory Grove Baptist Church - Gastonia, HC 

0000047 Klllview Bsptist Church - Dallas, RC 



Bessemer - Bessemer City, HC 
Cherryville - Cherryville, NC 
Cranerton - Cranerton, HC 
Gastonla - Gastonla, NC 
High Shoals - High Shoala, HC 
Lowell - Lowell, NC 
Mt. Holly - Mt. Holly, HC 
Stanley - Stanley, NC 



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DATE: 12/04/2000 



GREATER GASTON BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



ASSOCIATICNAI, CONTRIBUTORS 
REPORT DATE: 2000 OCT 



CHURCH 
NUMBER 



CHURCH NAME/CITY/STATE 





YEAR- TO- DATS 


YEAR-TO-DATB 


2000 OCT 


1993/2000 


1998/1993 


321.68 


1,171.68 


.00 


.00 


834.70 


816.42 


169.03 


944.25 


1,239.28 


122.73 


1,570.72 


1,502.32 


.00 


197.68 


111.47 


.00 


.00 


.00 


.00 


■i-. 3,363.00 


3,505.97 


• 225i00 


2,350.00 


2,390.33 


JDO.ob 


1,800.00 


1,950.00 


.00 


315.00 


.00 


409.27 


4,953.77 


4,870.45 


1,229.73 


14,375.68 


13,389.94 


95.59 


1,113.08 


1,484.20 


.00 


2,167.66 


2,147.72 


114.64 


1,146.50 


1,344.99 


.00 


694.82 


597.94 


70Sr4ta- 


5,890.67 


4,520.19 


.00 


11,065.46 


10,081.39 


9B.04 


1,510.19 


1,524.79 


54. S7 


709.71 


719.96 


326.20 


3,491.43 


3,199.30 


.00 


8,007,38 


7,365.96 


20B.9B 


2,477.82 


2,685.18 


.00 


1,314.45 


1,277.22 


.00 


.00 


.00 


82.82 


1,058.66 


747.41 


211.19 


2,393.72 


2,009.01 


25.00 


795.00 


1,745.50 


.00 


100.00 


100.00 


.00 


1,974.51 


1.582.57 


583.33 


8,749.95 


5,249.97 


.00 


1,822.44 


1,329.85 


648.07 


5,759.56 


5,146.22 


200.00 


3,000.00 


4,800.00 


.00 


.00 


.00 


323.76 


3,969.49 


3,624.63 


404.00 


2,445.00 


2,483.00 


263.16 


3,455.64 


2.094.63 


SOO.OO 


4,333.30 


4,000.00 


■ .00 


800.00 


1,212.67 


.00 


17,170.55 


8,541.90 


400.00 


2,400.00 


1,200.00 


550.00 


7,175.00 


6,600.00 


.00 


- ; 2,358.84 


834.11 


.00 


2,969.84 


3,200.00 


t.OO 


.00 


566.35 


S94.84 


8,310.17 


8.134.40 


258.00 


2,599.00 


3.484.00 


■00;! 


.00 


.00 



0000121 
0000048 
0000119 
0000049 
0000112 
OOOOOSO 
0000074 
OOOOOSl 
0000052 
0000096 
OO000S3 
0000107 
0000055 
0000114 
0000058 
0000040 
0000059 
0000062 
0000110 
0000108 
0000064 
0000065 
0000066 
0000067 
0000120 
0000068 
0000069 
C000106 
0000070 
0000071 
0000072 
0000073 
0000075 
0000076 
OOOOllS 
0000077 
0000078 
0000079 
0000084 
0000080 
0000081 
0000020 
0000061 
0000122 
0000083 
OOOOllS 
0000085 
0000086 
0000087 



Hispanic Mlsgion - Chsrryvllle, HC 

HollsuKl Memorial Baptist Church - Bessemer City, NC 

Korean Mission - Gaeconia, NC 

Lakeview Baptist Church - McAdenville, NC 

Laotian Mission - Belmont, NC 

Laurel Hood Saptist Church - BesEemer City, NC 

Lighthouse Baptist Church - Gastonia, CIC 

Long Creek Baptist Church - Dallas, HC 

Loray Baptist Church - Gastonia, NC 

Love Fellowship Baptist Church - Gastonia, NC 

Love Memorial Baptist Oiurch - Oastonia, NC 

Lucia Baptist Church - Stanley. HC 

Macedonia Baptist Church - Gastonia, NC 

McAdenville Baptist Church - McAdenville, NC 

Midway Baptist Church - Gastonia, NC 

Modena Street Baptist Church • Gastonia, NC 

Ht. Beulah Baptist Church - Bessemer City, NC 

Mt. Zion Baptist Church - Cherryville, NC 

New Beginning Baptist Church - Gastonia, NC 

New Faith Baptist Church - Stanley, NC 

New Heights Baptist Church - High Shoals. NC 

New Hope Baptist Church - Gastonia, NC 

New Life Baptist Church - Belmont - Belnsont, NC 

Sew Life Baptist Church - Stanley - Stanley, NC 

New Testaraent - Charlotte. NC 

North Main Street Bapt. Church - Xt. Holly, NC 

Horthside Baptist Church - Gastonia NC 

Sorthside Baptist Church - Kings .Mountain, NC 

Oak Grove Baptist Church - CSierryville, NC 

Oakland Memorial Baptist Church - Lowell. HC 

Parkwood Baptist Church - Gastonia, NC 

Flainvlew Baptist Church - Dallas, NC 

Rankin Lake Baptist Church • Dallas, NC 

Ranlo Baptist Church - Gastonia, NC 

Rehoboth Baptist Church - Gastonia, NC 

Ridge Baptist Church - Gastonia. NC 

Ridgeview Baptist Church - Mt. Holly, NC 

Riverside Baptist Church - Cramerton, NC 

S. Marietta Street Baptist Church - Gastonia, NC 

Salen Baptist Church - Gastonia, N'C 

Sandy Plains Baptist Church • Gastonia, NC 

Second Baptist Church - Cherryville - Cherryville, NC 

Second Baptist Church - Mt. Holly - Mt. Holly, NC 

Serenity Baptist Church -, 

Shady Grove Baptist Church - Cherryville, NC 

Solid Rock Baptist Church - Mt Holly, NC 

South Point Baptist Church - Belirant, NC 

Southside Baptist Church - Gastonia, NC 

Springfield Baptist Church - Dallas, NC 



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DATE: 12/04/2000 



GREATER GASTON BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



ASSOC I AT I ON v. CONTRIBUTORS 
REPORT DATE: 2000 OCT 



CHDRCH NW1E/CITY/STATE 





VEAH-TO-DATE 


YEAR-TO-DATE 


2000 OCT 


1999/2000 


1999/1999 


.SO 


.00 


.00 


.00 


1,946.24 


2,422.92 


.00 


956.76 


3,503.76 


3<)a.oa 


2,020.00 


1.820.00 


255.18 


3,982.32 


2,919.47 


1E1.08 


1,998.35 


1,927.12 


.00 


.00 


670.00 


.00 


6,598.50 


5,466.70 


.00 


.00 


1,088.13 


365.29 


3,451.87 


3,629.58 


385.71 


6,631.65 


7,777.53 


435.14 


5,735.58 


5,670.74 


230.26 


1,857.43 


1,803.39 


59.00 


408.92 


.00 


120.83 


1,449.96 


1,449.96 


.00 


4,147.01 


1,418.04 


.00 


2.510.95 


4,366.74 


.00 


3.768.20 


3,660.66 


615.83 


7,183.26 


7,270.82 


2S,66«.42 


457,891.37 


417,285.43 



0000089 Stoue Mefnorlal Baptist Church - Belmont, NC 

0000090 Sunnyaide Baptist Church - Bessemer City, NC 

0000091 Sunset Forest Baptist Church - Gastonia, NC 

0000092 Sunaec Lane Baptist Church - Bessemer City, NC 
0000094 Taylor Memorial Baptist Church - Gastonia, NC 
O0O0Q9S Temple Baptist Church - Caatonia, NC 

0000031 True Faith Baptist Church - Hickory, X 

0000097 Tuckaeeege Baptist Church - Mc. HcHy, NC 

0000098 Onion Road Baptist Church - Gastonia, NC 

0000099 United Baptist Church - Gastonia, NC 
OOODIOO Unity Baptist Church - Belmont - Belmont, NC 

0000101 Unity Baptist Church - Gastonia - Gastonia, NC 

0000102 Victory Baptist Church - Gastonia, NO 
0000036 Vietnamese Mission - Gastonia. NC 

0000103 Vtelnut Grove Baptist Church - Dallas, NC 
0000026 Mest Craraerton Baptist Church - Cranerton, NC 

0000104 Kest Franklin Avenue Bapc. Church - Gastonia, NC 
0000056 Kestvie» Baptist - Gastonia, NC 

0000105 Vfoodlaun Baptist Church - Lowell, NC 



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Greater Gaston Baptist Association 
Summary of Proposed Budget 





Budget 


Proposed 


% Change 




1999/2000 


2000/2001 


in Budget 


Receipts 








Budget (nondeslgnated) 


463,665.27 


517,223.98 


11.55% 


Other Income 








Baptist State Convention 


43,000.00 


83,700.00 


94.65% 


DSS-CWJC 


0.00 


36,795.00 


100.00% 


Sales & Use Taxes 


2,500.00 


2,500.00 


0.00% 


Recreation Fee 


21,000.00 


20,500.00 


-2.38% 


Interest Checking 


3.300.00 


3,000.00 


-e.09% 


Total Income 


533,465.27 


683,718.98 


24.42% 


Expenses 






World Mission Ministries 


54,340.00 


85.700.00 


57.71% 


Church & Community 


18,002.50 


31.800.00 


76.64% 


Program Organization/Education 


51,680.00 


69.355.00 


34.20% 


Leadership DEV/PU\N/FELLOW 


22.217.50 


24,200.00 


8.92% 


Total Program Expenses 


146,240.00 


211.055.00 


44.32% 


Assoc. Personnel Compensation 


208.307.41 


252,927.63 


21.42% 


Travel Reimbursement 


12.550.00 


14.200.00 


13.15% 


Employee Benefits 


86.167.86 


74,238.35 


12.19% 


Total Assoc Personnel Compensation 


287,025.27 


341,363.98 


18.93% 


Association Office Expenses 


59,800.00 


60.500.00 


1.17% 


BWgs/Equip/Prop Support 


40,400.00 


42,800.00 


5.94% 


CWJC- Office Operations 


0.00 


3.000.00 


100.00% 


Capital Budget 


0.00 


5000.00 


100.00% 


Total Expenses . 


533,465.27 


663,718.98 


24.42% 



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Report of Independent Certified Public Accountants 



The Finance Committee 

Greater Gaston Baptist Association 

ofNorth Carolina, Inc. 
Gastonia, North Carolina 



We have audited the accompanying statement of assets, liabilities and fund balances arising from cash 
transactions of Greater Gaston Baptist Association of North Carolina, Inc. (a North Carolina nonprofit 
corporation) as of October 31, 2000, and the related cash basis statement of revenues and expenditures 
and changes In fund balances for the year then ended. These financul statements are the responsibility 
of management Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our 
andit 

We conducted our audit in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards. Those standards 
require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial 
statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence 
supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing 
the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating 
the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for 
our opinion. 

As described in Note 1, these financial statements were prepared on the basis of cash receipts and 
di^ursements, which is a comprehensive basis of accounting other than generaUy accepted accounting 
principles. 

In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the 
assets, liabilities and fund balances arising from cash transactions of Greater Gaston Baptist 
Association of Norih Carolina, Inc. as of October 51, 2000, and its revenues and expenditures and 
changes in fund balances for the year then ended on the basis of accounting described in Note 1. 



CJl^^ kA^ £ U^*4 ^9. 



Gastonia, North Carolina 
November 16, 2000 



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GREATER GASTON BAPTIST ASSOaATION OF NORTH CAROLINA, INC. 

Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Fund Balances 
Arising from Cash TransactioBS 

October 31, 2000 



Property and 
Nondesignated Designated Eqaipment 



Total 



Cash 

Certificates of deposit 

Property and eqaipment 



54,425 $ 49,090 $ - $ 103^15 
64,374 . . 64,374 
-_ '_ 666,293 666^93 



S 118,799 S 49,090 S 666,293 $ 834,182 



Liabilities and Fond Balances 



Payroll taxes withheld 


$_ 


4,576 


S__ 


- 


S- 


- 


$_ 


4476 


Fnnd balances 
Nondesignated 
Designated 

Investment in property 
and equipment 




114,223 




49,090 


- 


666^93 
666^93 




114,223 
49,090 

666,293 




114,223 


_ 


49,090 


829,606 




$ 


118,799 


s 


49,090 


s 


666,293 


S_ 


834,182 



See notes to financial statements. 



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GREATER GASTON BAPTIST ASSOQATION OF NORTH CAROLINA, INC. 

Statemeat of Revennes and Expenditures and Changes In 
Fnnd Balances • Nondesignated and Designated Funds 

For the Year Ended October 31, 2000 



Nondesignated Designated 



Total 



Revenues , . 








Contributions 


$ 559,297 $ 


118,047 S 


677,344 


Interest income 


7,707 
567,004 


. 


7,707 


Total revennes 


118,047 


685,051 


Expenditures 








World mission ministry 


45,373 


38,954 


84,327 


Church and community evangelism 


12,882 


57,014 


69,896 


Organizatiou and education 


60,275 


4,835 


65,110 


Mission development 


15,178 


- 


15,178 


Personnel 


297,076 


- 


297,076 


Assodational office 


57,445 


. 


57,445 


Property support and maintenance 


43,433 


3,164 


46,597 


Transfers to property and equipment fund 


11,527 


35,184 


46,711 


Total expenditures 


543,189 


139,151 


682,340 


Revenues over (under) expenditures 


23,815 


(21,104) 


2,711 


Transfers to (from) - net 


391 


(391) 


- 


Fund balances 








Beginning of year 


90,017 


70,585 


160,602 


End of year 


S 114,223 $ 


49,090 $ 


163,313 



See notes to financial statements. 



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GREATER GASTON BAPTIST ASSOCIATION OF NORTH CAROLINA, INC. 

Notes to Financial Statements 

October 31, 2000 

Note 1 - Summary of significant accounting policies: 

Tiie GastoD Baptist Association of North Carolina^ Inc. was incorporated ander the laws of the 
State of North Carolina in 1969 as a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to promote 
fellowship, missions, education, and Christian services. The Associatioo's artides of incorporation 
were restated in 1996 for organizational changes and then in 1999 the name was changed to the 
Greater Gaston Bapdst Assodadon of North Carolina, Inc. The Association is primarily funded 
by contributions from member congregations and individuals. 

The Association's policy Is to prepare its flnancial statements on the basis of cash receipts and 
disbursements, which is a comprehensive basis of accounting other than generally aecq)ted 
accounting principles. Revenues are recognized when received rather than when earned, and 
expenditures are recognized when paid rather than when the obligation is incurred. 

The accounts of the Association are maintained on the cash basis and in accordance whh the 
principles of fund accounting, with each fund being considered a separate accountfatg entity. The 
operations of each fund are accounted for with a separate set of self-balancing accounts. 

The Association mahitalns its cash balance in one fmanclal Institution In Gastonla, North 
Carolina. At October 31, 2000, the bank balance with tiie fmanclal institution was $143,021, of 
whkh SIOO^ was covered by federal depository insurance. 

The Association is exempt firom hicome tax under Section S01(cX3) of the Internal Revalue Code. 

Note 2 -Designated cash: 

The Association has a des^nated cash balance on October 31, 2000 of $49,090. These funds are 
dedgnated as foDows: 

World mission ministry $ 4,897 

Church and community evangelism 25,244 

Oi^anization and education 1^21 

Mission development 1,913 

Property support and nuunteoance 15,215 

$ 49.090 

Note 3 - Property and equipment: 

Property and equipment items are a.ried at cost in tiie Property and Equipment Fund. The 
Association has elected not to record depreciation bi Hie accompanying finandai statonati. 

Property and Equipment Fund Balance 

Total investment in property and equipment at 

October 31, 1999 S619382 

Transfen from nondesignated and designated funds 46.711 

ToUl investment in property and equipment at October 31, 2000 Sj^yjl 



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GREATER GASTON BAPTIST ASSOaATION OF NORTH CAROLINA, INC. 
Notes to Financial Statements 
' Octol)er31,2000 



Note 4 • Pension plan: 

The Association maltes contributions to a derioed contributioD pension plan, determined at 10% 
or sabries and wages of aD full-time employees. For the year ended October 31, 2000, 
contributions equaled $19304. 

Note 5 - Donated services and assets: 

The value of donated services and assets consumed in the association is not reflected in the 
accompanying flnandai statements since there is no objective basis available by whidi to measare 
their vahie. 



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MISSIONS 

Creekside Rev. David McAnelly 

Laotion Mission Rev. JudsonLennon 

Korean Jong Moon Son 

Vietnamese PaulTrongLe 



RETIRED ORDAINED MINISTERS 

(Some retired ministers are available for Interim or Supply) 

Alexis Dr. Malcomlvey, Iron Station 

Community Rev. Roland Simmons, Dallas 

Coventant Rev. George Pettigrew, Gastonia 

East Belmont Rev. Elvin Jones, Belmont 

First, Cramerton Rev. Eugene Johns, Belmont 

First, Gastonia Rev. Marvin Willis, Gastonia 

Rev. John W. Long, Gastonia 

First, Mt. Holly Rev. Alfred Woolbright, Gastonia 

First, Stanley Rev. Charles High, Dallas 

Rev. Robert Cloninger, Gastonia 

Friendship Rev. Gerry Davis, Gastonia 

Gaston Rev. Hazel Boyd, Gastonia 

Grace, Gastonia Clarence McMahan, Gastonia 

Hickory Grove Rev. James Pierce, Gastonia 

Long Creek Rev. Charles Ledford, Dallas 

Rev. Larry McClure, Dallas 

Loray Rev. Love Dixon, Gastonia 

Rev. John Bowden, Gastonia 

Mt. Beulah Rev. Lee Gregory, Bessemer City 

Mt. Zion Rev. James Worth, Pennsylvania 

New Beginning Rev. Sidney Oxendine, Gastonia 

Parkwood Dr. M. O. Owens, Gastonia 

Rev. B. J. Keller, Gastonia 

Rev. Fred Crisp, Gastonia 

Rev. Richard Hicks, Gastonia 

Plainview Rev. A. J. Payne, Mt. Holly 

Sandy Plains Rev. James Barnes Gastonia 

South Marietta Rev. John Kinnaman, Gastonia 

Tuckaseege Rev. Glenn Caldwell, Gastonia 

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Rev. R. Mack Pressley, Belmont 

West Franklin Rev. Charles Stewart, Kings Mountain 

ORDAINED MINISTERS. NOT SERVING AS PASTORS 
(These are available for supply or interim) 

Bethlehem Leon Humphries, Gastonia 

Bob Withers, Gastonia 

Tim Cochran, Gastonia 

Chapel Grove Rev. Gary Gregg, Gastonia 

Community Rev. Curtis England, Gastonia 

Dallas Richard Hall, Newton 

First, Gastonia Rev. Don Coleman, Gastonia 

Rev. Scott Good, Cramerton 

Rev. Ed Jackson, Dallas 

Rev. Dean Jones, Gastonia 

Rev. Randy Jordan, Gastonia 

Rev. Ed Richardson, Gastonia 

Rev. Richard Spencer, Gastonia 

Rev. Dave Morris, McAdenville 

Holland Memorial Phillip Arrowood, Bessemer City 

Mt. Beulah Steve Gregory, Bessemer City 

New Life, Belmont Terry Thomas, Belmont 

Oakland Memorial David Stevenson, Kings Mountain 

Parkwood Rev. Ray Hardee, Gastonia 

Rev. Arthur Mace, Gastonia 

Rev. Robert Shaw, Gastonia 

Rev. Todd Terry, Gastonia 

Sandy Plains Rev. Tim Brown, Clover 

Dickie Hannah, Gastonia 

Al Borgen, Clover 

Solid Rock Keith Johnson, Belmont 

South Marietta Rev. Steve Wamock, Gastonia 

South Point Jack Paramore, Belmont 

United Rev. Ronnie Suggs, Gastonia 

Unity, Belmont Alan Main, Gastonia 

Victory Rev. Ray England, Gastonia 

MINISTERS LICENSED DURING THE YEAR 

Anthony Grove Gregory Mosteller, Vale 

Loray Brandon Letterman, Boiling Springs 

New Faith Melvin Osborne, Jr 

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MINISTERS ORDAINED DURING THE YEAR 

Anthony Grove Gregory Mosteller, Vale 

Holland Memorial Sandy Jo Rogers, Bessemer City 

Loray Paul Trong Le, Gastonia 

Parkwood Brian Lowe, Gastonia 

Second, Mt. Holly JefFWeyers, Lancaster, SC 

South Point Matt Hamrick, Belmont 



ASSOCIATE PASTORS AND EDUCATIONAL DIRECTORS 

Alexis Jerry Anderson, Alexis 

Bethlehem Dale Lawing, Kings Mountain 

Catawba Heights Philip Meadows, Gastonia 

Steve Kelly, Gastonia 

Cedar Grove Terry Gibson, Dallas 

Chapel Grove Henry M. Johnson, Kings Mountain 

ellowship Linda Burrell, Iron Station 

First, Belmont David Walker, Belmont 

irst, Mt. Holly Robert M. Winecoff, Mt. Holly 

First,, Mt. Holly Selina Pate, Mt. Holly 

First Stanley Timothy Beam, Stanley 

Fraley Memorial Ken Faulkenbury, Gastonia 

Gaston Hazel Boyd, Gastonia 

Holland Memorial Sandy Jo Rogers, Bessemer City 

Lucia Clint Rhoney, Denver 

New Life, Belmont Terry Thomas, Belmont 

Parkwood Kem A. Lindsay, Gastonia 

Kent Lachney, Gastonia 

Sandy Plains George Griffm, Grover 

Shady Grove Dale Wimer, Cherryville 

Robert Redding, Cherryville 

South Marietta William W. Johnston, Gastonia 

United Larry Lampkin, Gastonia 

Unity, Gastonia Philip Duncan, Gastonia, 

Woodlawn Kevin White, Lowell 

Brent Ferguson, Gastonia 

LICENSED MINISTERS 

Alexis Jerry Anderson, Alexis 

Catawba Heights Steve Kelly, Gastonia 



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Chapel Grove Henry M. Johnson, Kings Mountain 

Fraley Memorial Ken Faulkenbury, Gastonia 

Parkwood Thane Kendall, Gastonia 

Kem A. Lindsay, Gastonia 

Shady Grove Robert Redding, Cherryville 

Sunset Lane Bobby Grigg, Bessemer City 

Unity, Gastonia Phillip Duncan, Gastonia 

Woodlawn Kevin White, Lowell 

Brent Ferguson, Gastonia 



YOUTH DIRECTORS 

Alexis Scott Jenkins, Alexis 

Calvary A. J. Main, Mt. Holly 

Catawba Heights Steve Kelly, Gastonia 

Chestnut Ridge Zoltan Thornburg, Kings Mountain 

Community Margie Mullis, Mt. Holly 

Crowders Mountain Phil Kiser, Mt. Holly 

East, Gastonia Russell Patterson, Gastonia 

Fellowship Bob Wise, Lincolnton 

First, Bessemer City Lisa May, Gastonia 

First, Belmont David Walker, Belmont 

First, Cramerton Amber Cordell, Gastonia 

First Mt. Holly Selina Pate, Mt. Holly 

First, Lowell Beth Russell, Gastonia 

Flint Groves Chris Howell, Mt. Holly 

Fraley Charles Keller 

Grace, Gastonia Virgil Sutton, Gastonia 

Grace, Mt. Holly Larry Kimray, Gastonia 

Hardin Roger Self, Dallas 

Lighthouse Tim Rollins, Gastonia 

Loray Becky Hasty, Gastonia 

Love Memorial Daavid McClure, Bessemer City 

Midway Steve Fain, Grover 

ModenaStreet Rick Caldwell, Gastonia 

Mt. Beulah Bo Osborne, Kings Mountain 

Mt. Zion Karen C. Newton, Cherryville 

New Beginning Laura Alsina, Gastonia 

New Faith James Allen, Dallas 

New Heights Sandra Dickson, Gastonia 

New Hope Jonathan Buckner, Gastonia 

New Life, Belmont Gail Mercer, Charlotte 

Oakland Memorial Jewel Norwood, Lowell 

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Oak Grove Luke Sisk, Cherryville 

Parkwood Brian Lowe, Gastonia 

Rankin Lake Melissa Wilson, Dallas 

Sand}^ Plains Billy Jo Denton, Dallas 

South Point Natalie Snyder, Belmont 

Second, Cherryville Mike Hammack, Cherryville 

Second, Mt. Holly Terri Sacco, Mt. Holly 

Shady Grove Dale Wimer, Cherryville 

South Marietta Rebecca H. Smith, Gastonia 

Southside Jimmy Haas, Gastonia 

Sunnyside Dan Gormly, Bessemer City 

Temple Paul Farmer, Gastonia 

Tuckaseege Lori Walker, Mt. Holly 

Union Road Derrick Kelly, Clover 

United Kathy Lampkin, Gastonia 

Unity, Gastonia Phillip Duncan, Gastonia 

Victory Monica Morgan, Gastonia 

Walnut Grove Robert Messer, Dallas 

West Cramerton Chuck Middaugh, Gastonia 

Westview Nancy Greene, Dallas 

Woodlawn Kevin White, Lowell 

RECREATIONAL DIRECTORS 

Calvary A. J. Main, Mt. Holly 

Catawba Heights Barry Silvers, Mt. Holly 

Chapel Grove Marcus Pasour, Gastonia 

Fellowship PhilGoins, Lincolnton 

First, Belmont Brandon Dodson, Gastonia 

Parkwood Mike McWhirter, Gastonia 

Shady Grove Ronnie Beam, Cherryville 

Southside Jimmy Haas, Gastonia 

United Joyce Sutton, Gastonia 

Unity, Gastonia Gene Alexander, Gastonia 

Walnut Grove Gail Costner, Dallas 

West Franklin Laurie Grayson, Gastonia 

SECRETARIES 

Alexis Camilla Weathers, Dallas 

Machelle Campbell, Maiden 

Berea Pamela Barrett, Gastonia 

Bethlehem Trudy Pope, Gastonia 

Teresa Gibson, Gastonia 

Calvary JoanneB. Baker, Clover, SC 

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Catawba Heights Wanda W. Dunn, Belmont 

Ronnie S. Grindstaff, Mt. Holly 

Becky D. Scarborough, Stanley 

Cedar Grove Sissy Price, Gastonia 

Centerview Carolyn Underwood, Gastonia 

Chapel Allan Cannon, Gastonia 

Chapel Grove Bobbie B. Blanton, Gastonia 

Chestnut Ridge Judy Bryant, Kings Mountain 

Cathy Bryant, Kings Mountain 

Covenant Pearline J. Buckner, Gastonia 

Crowders Mountain Joy Abercrombie, Gastonia 

Davis Memorial Pat Davis, Charlotte 

East Belmont Jennifer Cook, Belmont 

East Gastonia Linda M. Hill, Gastonia 

Fairview Kandi Raxter, Gastonia 

East Garrison Vickie McDuffie, Gastonia 

Fellowship Vickie Smith, Vale 

First, Belmont Teresa Tolbert, Belmont 

Donna Sutton, Gastonia 

: First, Bessemer City Mary Jane R. Bumgardner, Bessemer City 

First, Cherryville WandaB. Gantt, Cherryville 

First, Cramerton Wilma Abemathy, Belmont 

First, Gastonia Janette Craig, Gastonia 

First, High Shoals Cathy Houston, Iron Station 

First, Lowell Faye Batchelor, Dallas 

First, Mt. Holly Kim Payne, Mt. Holly 

First, Stanley Cindy H. Lowe, Alexis 

SuellaDecker,Mt. Holly 

Flint Groves Susan Newton, Gastonia 

Fraley Memorial Donna McAllister, Gastonia 

Friendship Linda Adams, Belmont 

Grace, Gastonia Judy Arrowood, Mt. Holly 

Grace, Mt. Holly Linda Fisher, Mt. Holly 

Louise Faulkenberry, Mt. Holly 

Hardin Nancy McAlister, Dallas 

Hickory Grove Brenda Rushing, Mt. Holly 

Lakeview Sandy Smith, Belmont 

Lighthouse Mary Prunty, Belmont 

Long Creek Memorial Peggy McCraw, Dallas 

Loray Jeanne Dellinger, Gastonia 

Stephanie Putman, Gastonia 

I LoveMemorial Sharon P. Williams, Gastonia 

Lucia Francis Martin, Stanley 

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McAdenville Lorene England, Gastonia 

Mt. Beulah T. C. Huntsinger, Bessemer City 

Ml Zion Judy Real, Cherryville 

New Faith Maria Gee, Dallas 

New Heights Tanya Prater, Lincolnton 

New Hope Linda Hamrick, Gastonia 

Paula Farmer, Gastonia 

New Life, Belmont Pauline Kerley, Belmont 

New Life, Stanley Judy W. Homesley, Alexis 

Northside, Kings Mountain Lynn Freedale, Kings Mountain 

Oak Grove Gail Calloway, Lincolnton 

Oakland Memorial Johnnie Morton, Gastonia 

Parkwood Sarah H. Britton, Gastonia 

Gina Helms, Gastonia 

Nancy Hoyle, Kings Mountain 

Nancy Hughes, Gastonia 

Amy Stowe, Gastonia 

Rankin Lake Melissa Wright, Dallas 

Ranlo ...Gaynell Ottinger, Stanley 

Ridge Sharon Waters, Dallas 

Ridgeview Thelma Martin, Mt. Holly 

Salem Brenda Tanner, Gastonia 

Sandy Plains Esther Winders, Gastonia 

Second, Cherryville Teena Jay, Cherryville 

Second, Mt. Holly Cheryl M. Dudley, Mt. Holly 

Kathy E. Lineberger, Mt. Holly 

South Point Sandy Smith, Belmont 

Shady Grove Renna Long, Cherryville 

SohdRock Salvester Pruitt, Gastonia 

South Marietta Lucille Anthony, Gastonia 

Southside Dotlovino, Gastonia 

Sunnyside Pat Absher, Kings Mountain 

Temple Rita Adams, Dallas 

Tuckaseege Mary Gensmer, Belmont 

Union Road Sue Windham, Clover, SC 

United Ann Davenport, Gastonia 

Unity, Belmont Kaye Passmore, Gastonia 

Unity, Gastonia Beverly Shaw, Bessemer City 

Victory Jan Childers, Gastonia 

Walnut Grove Peggy Stroupe, Dallas 

Joann Cloninger, Dallas 

West Cramerton Virginia Patriack, Belmont 

West Franklin Tammy Gibson, Gastonia 

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Westview Carolyn Wide, Bessemer City 

Woodlawn Donna Philbeck, Gastonia 

MEDIA DIRECTORS 

Alexis Dixie Devine, Iron Station 

Bethlehem Todd Beatty, Gastonia 

Calvary Jennifer Stepp, Gastonia 

Catawba Heights Becky D. Scarborough, Stanley 

Centerview De Anna Wilson, Belmont 

Chapel Grove Glenn Threlkeld, Gastonia 

Chestnut Ridge Cathy Bryant, Kings Mountain 

Daavis Memorial Wanda Cordell, Gastonia 

East Belmont Joyce Holler, Clover 

East Garrison Martha Groves, Gastonia 

Fellowship Tom Witherspoon, Iron Station 

First Belmont Greg Hamrick, Belmont 

First, Bessemer City Dorothy W. Lynn, Bessemer City 

First, Gastonia Dianne Barber, Gastonia 

First,Lowell Willie Westmoreland, Dallas 

First, Stanley VI ada Potts, Stanley 

Flint Groves Jo Ann Trull, Gastonia 

Friendly Alice Rushing, Gastonia 

Friendship Virginia Stiles, Gastonia 

Grace, Gastonia Gail Bell, Gastonia 

Hickory Grove Cynthia Lane, Dallas 

Lakeview Carol Neal, Gastonia 

Long Creek Memorial Peggy McCraw, Dallas 

Loray.. Louise Jones, Gastonia 

New Heights Inez Lineberger, High Shoals 

New Life, Stanley Becky Ballard, Stanley 

Ranlo Peggy Day, Gastonia 

Ridge Gail Postell, Gastonia 

Sandy Plains Shirley Brannon, Gastonia 

Second, Cherryville Dola Willis, Cherryville 

Second, Mt. Holly Connie Camp, Mt. Holly 

South Marietta ThelmaS. HuUett, Gastonia 

Southside Dot lovino, Gastonia 

Sunnyside Becky Suggs, Gastonia 

Tuckaseege Robin Howard, Mt. Holly 

United Ann Davenport, Gastonia 

Unity, Gastonia Renea Costner, Gastonia 

West Franklin Catherine Spencer, Gastonia 

Woodlawn Cindy Homeman, Gastonia 

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ORGANISTS 
(OR PIANIST IF ORGANIST IS NOT LISTED) 

Alexander Memorial Betty Hinson, Belmont 

Alexis Patsy Abemathy, Stanley 

Anthony Grove Carolyn Bumgamer, Grouse 

Berea Billy Arro wood, Gastonia 

Bethany Mary Gibson, Gastonia 

Bethlehem Trudy Pope, Gastonia 

Bingham Memorial Gail Elmore, Gastonia 

Brookleigh Doris Ball, Gastonia 

Calvary Pamela Knuutila, Gastonia 

Catawba Heights Marty Owens, Gastonia 

Cedar Grove Jackie Blackmon, Charlotte 

Centerview Nancy Marze, Ml Holly 

Chapel Regis Jones, Mt. Holly 

Chapel Grove Terry Usery, Bessemer City 

Chestnut Ridge Bill Mason, Kings Mountain 

Community Rene Withers, Stanley 

Covenant Tom Kiff, Charlotte 

Crowders Mountain Helen Laws, Kings Mountain 

Davis Memorial Blair S. Cordell, Gastonia 

Dallas Ted Huggms, Dallas 

East Belmont Elizabeth Auten, Belmont 

East Gastonia Shirley Caldwell, Dallas 

Fairview Mary Helton, Lincolnton 

East Garrison Becky Groves, Gastonia 

Fellowship Linda Burrell, Iron Station 

Faith Edith M. Byrd, Gastonia 

First, Belmont Kevin Haney, Belmont 

First, Bessemer City JohnT. Bradley, Gastonia 

First, Cherryville Jennifer G. Wall, Lincolnton 

First, Cramerton KateBriggs, Gastoni 

First, Gastonia Susan Ward, Gastonia 

First, High Shoals Joyce W. Hovis, High Shoals 

First, Lowell Trilby Hallman, Belmont 

First, Mt. Holly Mary Lowder, Charlotte 

First, Stanley Sandra Pendergraft, Stanley 

Flint Groves Peggy Evington, Gastonia 

Fraley Memorial Treva Edmondson, Gastonia 

Friendly Bobby G. Payne, Gastonia 

Friendship Robert Sparks, Lake Wylie, SC 

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Gaston Ellen Boyd, Gastonia 

ModenaStreet Sandra Broughton, Gastonia 

Grace, Gastonia Kaye Passmore, Gastonia 

Grace, Mt. Holly Sylvia Carriker, Belmont 

Hardin Mandy Morgan, Dallas 

Hickory Grove Kathy Craig, Mt. Holly 

Holland Memorial Amanda Sox, Bessemer City 

Lakeview Sandy Smith, Belmont 

Lighthouse Joan Randolph, Gastonia 

Long Creek MeHssa Wright, Dallas 

Loray Betty Brown, Gastonia 

Macedonia Jim Tapy, Gastonia 

McAdenville Faye Jones, Charlotte 

Midway Lisa Glover, Gastonia 

Mt. Beulah Julia Stroupe, Bessemer City 

Mt. Zion FrankieBeam, Cherryville 

New Beginning Tamela Hammond, Gastonia 

New Faith Linda Drum, Denver 

New Heights Roger Henderson, High Shoals 

New Hope Peggy Hovis, Dallas 

New Life, Belmont Sheila Kerley, Belmont 

New Life, Stanley Judy Homesley, Stanley 

Northside, Gastonia Serena Stewart, Gastonia 

Northside, Kings Mountain Helen Rackley, Gastonia 

Oak Grove LukeSisk, Cherryville 

Oakland Memorial Suzanne Barber, Gastonia 

Parkwood JefFLowe, Gastonia 

Plainview Penny Tesnear, Gastonia 

Ranlo Paula Saunders, Dallas 

Rankin Lake Delane Loftis, Dallas 

Ridge Alice Moss, Gastonia 

Ridgeview Kay Harris, Mt. Holly 

Riverside Lynn Calloway 

Salem Jerry Johnson, Gastonia 

Sandy Plains Joan Hoffman, Gastonia 

Second, Cherryville Sharon Smiley, Cherryville 

Second, Mt. Holly Gayle Davis, Mt. Holly 

SoHdRock Debbie Johnson, Belmont 

South Point Tracy Kerley, Belmont 

Shady Grove Martha Huss, Lincolnton 

South Marietta Janice C. Cloninger, Gastonia 

Southside Barbara Cloniger, Gastonia 

Sunnyside Linda Scates, Bessemer City 

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SunsetLane Vickie H. Grigg, Bessemer City 

Taylor Memorial Karen Griffie, Gastonia 

Temple GlendaGaddis, Gastonia 

Tuckaseege Becky McCotter, Mt. Holly 

United Jamie Sutton, Gastonia 

Unity, Gastonia Nancy Stafford, Gastonia 

Victory Joy R. Boling, Gastonia 

Walnut Grove LoraHigh, Bessemer City 

West Cramerton Rita Queen, Belmont 

West Franklin Kathy Worley, Gastonia 

Westview Billy Posey, Gastonia 

Woodlawn Robin Rhyne, Dallas 

CLERKS 

Alexander Memorial Geraldine Brown, Belmont 

Alexis Camilla Weather, Dallas 

Anthony Grove Peggy McS wain, Crouse 

Berea Wanda Forrester, Stanley 

Bethany Tammy Gibson, Gastonia 

Bethlehem Trudy Pope, Gastonia 

Bingham Memorial Myra Taylor, Besssemer City 

Brookleigh Cynthia Starr, Gastonia 

Calvary Evelyn McGhee, Gastonia 

Cedar Grove Jerri Graham, Dallas 

Centerview Gert McAhster, Gastonia 

Chapel Regis G. Jones, Mt. Holly 

Chapel Grove Leta Ballard, Gastonia 

Chestnut Ridge Louise England,, Kings Mountain 

Community Ann Jenkins, Alexis 

Covenant Sue Puckett, Gastonia 

Crowders Mountain DeloresM. Kiser, Mt. Holly 

Davis Memorial Pat H. Davis, Charlotte 

Dallas Audrey Harris, Dallas 

East Belmont Nellie Young, Belmont 

East Gastonia Becky Babington, Belmont 

Fairview Teresa Purkey, Gastonia 

EastGarrison Vickie McDuffie, Gastonia 

Faith Edith Byrd, Gastonia 

Fellowship Vickie F. Smith, Iron Station 

First, Belmont Cathy Goodson, Gastonia 

First, Bessemer City Gene Bumgardner, Bessemer City 

First, Cherryville Lucille S. Johnson, Vale 

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First, Cramerton Judy Yates, Gastonia 

First, Gastonia Don Stacy, Gastonia 

First, High Shoals Jeane Hester, High Shoals 

First, Lowell Beth Russell, Gastonia 

First, Mt. Holly Charkie Jenkins, Mt. Holly 

First, Stanley Dotsie Helton, Stanley 

Flint Groves Alan Carpenter, Gastonia 

Fraley Memorial Donna McAlister, Gastonia 

Friendly Alice Rushing, Gastonia 

Friendship Katherine Patterson, Gastonia 

Gaston BrendaLee, Dallas 

Modena Street Susie Caldwell, Gastonia 

Grace, Gastonia Gail Bell, Gastonia 

Grace, Mt. Holly Louise Faulkenberry, Mt. Holly 

Hardin Debbie M. Lineberger, Dallas 

Hickory Grove Kenneth Bailey, Gastonia 

Hillview Randy W. Stiles, Gastonia 

Holland Memorial Charlene Walls, Bessemer City 

Lakeview JoleeToms, Belmont 

Lighthouse Kathy Lunsford, Belmont 

Loray Frances Smith, Gastonia 

Love Memorial Betty Baumgamaer, Gastonia 

Lucia Amanda Hipp, Stanley 

Macedonia Vickie Lynn, Gastonia 

McAdenville Diane Reece, Gastonia 

Midway LindaParham, Gastonia 

Mt. Beulah Sue Stroupe, Bessemer City 

Mt. Zion Judy Beal, Cherryville 

New Beginning Laura Alsina, Gastonia 

New Faith Maria Gee, Dallas 

New Heights Tanya Prater, Lincolnton 

New Hope Diane Barnes, Gastonia 

New Life, Belmont Pauline Kerley, Belmont 

New Life, Stanley Judy Homesley, Stanley 

Northside, Gastonia Serena Stewart, Gastonia 

Northside, Kings Mountain Merry Jo Walker, Kings Mountain 

Oak Grove Loyce Leophard, Cherryville 

Oakland Memorial Annie Sanders, Gastonia 

Parkwood Sarah Britton, Gastonia 

Plainview Jean Smith, Dallas 

Rankin Lake Francis Rudisill, Dallas 

Ranlo Nancy Calvert, Gastonia 

Ridge Virginia Parham, Gastonia 

Ridgeview Thelma Martin, Mt. Holly 

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Riverside Mrs. Donald G. Rhyne, Gastonia 

Salem Brenda Tanner, Gastonia 

Sandy Plains Beth Belk, Gastonia 

Second, Cherryville Sharon Smiley, Cherryville 

Second, Mt. Holly Anita Younger, Belmont 

South Point Doris Stowe, Belmont 

Shady Grove Mr. Earl Sellers, Cherryville 

South Marietta Delorise Kinlaw, Gastonia 

Southside Dotlovino, Gastonia 

Sunnyside Susan Blaine, Kings Mountain 

Sunset Lane LisaS. Grigg, Bessemer City 

Taylor Memorial Doris Justus, Gastonia 

Temple Carolyn A. Ledford, Gastonia 

Tuckaseege Mary Gensmer, Belmont 

Union Road DonnaE. Myers, Clover 

United Ann Davenport, Gastonia 

Unity, Belmont Kate Hendrix, Belmont 

Unity, Gastonia Libby Mabry, Gastonia 

Victory Otelia S. Eldridge, Gastonia 

Walnut Grove Peggy Stroupe, Dallas 

West Cramerton Steve Severt, Gastonia 

WestFranklm Beth Hoover, Lake Wylie, SC 

Westview Carolyn Wise, Bessemer City 

Woodlawn Donna Philbeck, Lowell 

MINISTERS OF MUSIC 
(FULL TIME AND PART TIME) 

Alexander Memorial Rob Self, Belmont 

Alexis Jerry Anderson, Alexis 

Anthony Grove Vickie Craig, Lincolnton 

Berea JimBarnhill, Lowell 

Bethlehem Marc Holcomb, Gastonia 

Nan Clarke, Dallas 

Bingham Memorial Danny Elmore, Gastonia 

Calvary Chrystal Lovelace, Gastonia 

Catawba Heights Steve Kelly, Gastonia 

Cedar Grove Tammy Gibson, Gastonia 

Centerview Eddie Williams, Lincolnton 

Chapel Grove Jonathan M. Lowery, Gastonia 

Chestnut Ridge J. P. Bridges, Bessemer City 

Community Bobby Wells, Dallas 

Crowders Mountain Larry Laws, Blacksburg, SC 

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Davis Memorial Charles L. Davis, Charlotte 

Dallas Tammie Long, Bessemer City 

East Belmont James Mull, Belmont 

EastGastonia Russell Patterson, Gastonia 

Fairview Jon Purkey, Gastonia 

East Garrison Ann Thomas, Gastonia 

Fellowship MattReece, Gastonia 

First, Belmont Roger Ward, Belmont 

First, Bessemer City JohnT. Bradley, Gastonia 

First, Cherryville Perry Holleman, Cherryville 

First, Gastonia Randy Brittain, Gastonia 

First, Lowell Steve Seagle, McAdenville 

First, Ml Holly Ginni Poole, Mt. Holly 

First, Stanley Timothy Beam, Stanley 

Flint Groves Sam Phillips, Charlotte 

Friendly Alice Rushing, Gastonia 

Fraley Memorial Mike McCarn, Dallas 

Friendship Anne Lawing Bame, Gastonia 

Gaston Ellen Boyd, Gastonia 

ModenaStreet Jim Lavender, Gastonia 

Grace, Mt. Holly Helen Allman, Mt. Holly 

Hardin Danny McMahan, Dallas 

Hickory Grove Orren Adkins, Gastonia 

Holland Memorial Sandy Jo Rogers, Bessemer City 

Lakeview Roy England, Cramerton 

Lighthouse Steve Beeler, Gastonia 

Long Creek BethBrown, Dallas 

Loray Jimmy Brown, Gastonia 

Love Memorial Kathy Price, Gastonia 

Lucia Joe McMahon, Belmont 

McAdenville LonnieHoyle, Gastonia 

Midway Debbie Kelly, Gastonia 

Mt. Beulah Robin Moffitt, Bessemer City 

Mt. Zion Gail M.Ford, Cherryville 

New Faith James Allen, Dallas 

New Heights Marvin Mauney, Stanley 

New Hope Eugene Bumgardner, Gastonia 

New Life, Belmont Terry Thomas, Belmont 

New Life, Stanley Kay Long, Dallas 

Northside, Gastonia Libby Grubbs, Kings Mountain 

Northside, Kings Mountain Helen Rackley, Gastonia 

Oak Grove Kim Sisk, Cherryville 

Oakland Memorial Barbara Garrison, Belmont 

Parkwood Thane Kendall, Gastonia 

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Plainview C. V. Morris, Jr., Dallas 

Rankin Lake Beth Glance, Lincolnton 

Ranlo Paula Saunders, Dallas 

Ridge NellGuill, Gastonia 

Ridgeview Mike Woolbright, Mt. Holly 

Riverside Donald G. Rhyne, Gastonia 

Salem Mark Pelton, Gastonia 

Sandy Plains George Griffin, Gastonia 

Second, Cherryville Tammy Self, Cherryville 

South Point Tracy Kerley, Belmont 

Shady Grove Kathy Bumgardner, Cherryville 

South Marietta William W. Johnston, Gastonia 

Southside Doris Postell, Gastonia 

Sunnyside Dan Gormly, Bessemer City 

Sunset Lane David Grigg, Bessemer City 

Taylor Memorial Rene Rains, McAdenville 

Temple Yates Maxwell, Alexis 

Tuckaseege Mark Russell, Mt. Holly 

United Patricia Hinkle, Gastonia 

Unity, Belmont Shannon Angel, Belmont 

Unity, Gastonia Phillip Duncan, Gastonia 

Victory Johnny W. Biles, Gastonia 

Walnut Grove Robert Wood, Dallas 

West Cramerton Earl Bradley, Cramerton 

WestFranklin Gloria Bartlett, Gastonia 

Westview Jerry Hudson, Bessemer City 

Woodlawn Brent Ferguson, Gastonia 



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HISTORICAL EVENTS 



Anthony Grove - Started a Youth & Children's Ministry. Rev. Gregory 
Mosteller was ordained. 

Bethlehem - Started a Saturday night service and a 3^'^ Sunday Service. 

Cedar Grove - Celebrated 25* year anniversary. 

Chapel - They bought new Baptist Hymnals and had a dedication service 
and music revival. 

Chapel Grove - Retirement for Pastor James Lowery and Peggy Lowery, 
They voted to call Rev. JefFWard as Senior Pastor 

Community - Started "Kids Club" on Sunday evening. 

Dallas - Held their 120* Homecoming on the 3^** Sunday in October 

East Belmont - Celebrated 88* Anniversary. A new organ was voted on 
and purchased. 

First Baptist, Belmont - They renovated their Fellowship Hall. Celebrated 

their 125* Anniversary. * : , 

First Baptist, High Shoals - Renovated the Sunday School classes. They 
established a church council. 

First Baptist, Mt. Holly - Members of the church participated in a mis- 
sion trip to Honduras & Ukraine. They revised their Constitution & By- 
laws. They celebrated their 1 1 0* Anniversary & Homecoming on October 
15,2000. They purchased a new van. 

First Baptist, Stanley - Dedicated new Family Life Center on July 30, 
2000. On June 13, 2000 they received their Certificate of Occupancy for 
their Family Life Center 

Flint Groves - Ronnie Bowers began serving as their Pastor in February, 
2000. Reorganization of Sunday School classes. Renovations to the build- 
ing. A new youth pastor, Chris Howell, started in October, 2000. Reformed 
their Baptist Young Women's Group. 

Friendly - The church purchased a house and extra lot (for the price of 
$68,000; and the church only owes $28,700 on it). WMU, Brotherhood, 



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and children's ministries were started. 

Fraley Memorial - New parking lot to accommodate growth. Purchased 
house and a vacant lot. Bought a new church van. 

Friendship - Members participated in mission trips to eastern N.C. to re- 
build homes damaged by Hurricane Floyd. 

Grace, Mt. Holly - Participated in the "Celebrate Jesus 2000." There have 
been prayer walks in neighboring developments to which we gave Jesus 
videos - one person was saved. Members of our church have opened their 
homes for the Lighthouse of Prayer Ministry. A ministry was begun for the 
children in the Holly Hills apartments by one of our Women on Missions 
groups called Circle of Friends. 

Holland Memorial - Ordained Sandy Jo Rogers into all areas of Ministry 
on February 27, 2000. Celebrated 50* year of ministry as a community 
church. 

Lighthouse - Completion and dedication of the new sanctuary. Began 
construction of new fellowship hall. 

Loray - Church celebrated 95* Anniversary. Scout Troop sponsored by 
Loray celebrated 80* anniversary. Loray retires debt. Loray sponsors As- 
sociational Christian Women's Job Corp. 

Love Memorial - Widows' Ministry started August, 2000. 

New Hope - Handyman Ministry started. Faith in Action started. Spanish 
Language Service held. GED/ESP project. Helped with Habitat for Hu- 
manity. 

New Life, Belmont - Put Linoleum in kitchen and bath rooms. Went from 
one day Bible School to one week. Tree fell on church. 

Northside, Kings Mountain - Celebrated 47* Homecoming on Septem- 
ber 24, 2000. Started van fund for bus ministry. 

Second, Cherryville - In the process of building a new fellowship hall. 

Second, Mt. Holly - First service in new facilities, sanctuary & education 
space, on December 1 2, 1 999. On January 8, 2000 the facilities were dedi- 
cated with a special ceremony. Sold old church properties in August, 2000. 

South Point - Master Plan developed. Capital Stewardship Campaign 

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developed. Held a Youth Choir Tour. Youth went to M-Fuge. Enhanced 
New Member's Ministry. 

Southside - In December, 1999 the church called Rev. Paul Rhyne as pas- 
tor. They're in the process of building Family Life Center and in the pro- 
cess of being incorporated. 

Taylor Memorial - AWANA Club began in February, 2000. 

Tiickaseege - Renovated Children's Department. 

United - Began hosting a weekly AA group meeting. Designated gifts 
made possible the much needed covered walkway between our church and 
fellowship building. New roof for the fellowship building was put on. 

Unity, Belmont - Church body voted to have Elder Leadership with a 
Deacon Body serving the Elders and church body structure of government. 



EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS 

I • : 

All Pastors are members of the Executive Board (If names are not 
shown, there were not any names listed on the church letter.) 

Alexander Memorial 

Alexis - Ellen Huskins, Robert Huskins 

Anthony Grove - Bob Johnson, Donnie Pearson 

Berea - Jim Bamhill, Art Clemmer 

Bethany 

Bethlehem 

Bingham 

Brookleigh - Walter Precott 

Calvary - Coleman Lee 

Cedar Grove 

Centerview - Hope Wood, Myril Smith 

Chapel - Hudson Jones 

Chapel Grove - Don Sills, Bob Moore 

Chestnut Ridge 

Community - Earl Withers, Roland Simmons 

Covenant : 

Dallas - Nell Patton, Jim Lyles 

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Davis Memorial - Charales Davis, Grant Ensley 
East Belmont - Leroy Young 
East Garrison 
EastGastonia 

Fairview - Elmer Holcombe, Brenda Broughton 
Fellowship - Jody & Cindy Turner 
First, Belmont - Rosa Mae Murphy, Leonil & Quida Bass 
First, Bessemer City - Harold Robinson, Rebecca Lynch 
First, Cherryville - Perry Holleman 
First, Cramerton - Don & Peggy Fletcher 
First, Gastonia - Kayhill Fraley 
First, High Shoals - James & Velma Norman - 
First, Lowell 

First, Mt. Holly - Baxter Mcintosh, Randy Broome, Becky Causby 
First, Stanley - Jerry Gibson, John Mcintosh 
Flint Groves - Muriel Cline, Paul Wilson 
Friendly ^. 

Fraley Memorial 

Friendship - Lawrence & Gladys Doby 
Gaston - Hazel Boyd 
Grace, Gastonia 

Grace, Mt. Holly - Bob Adams, Pat Patterson 
Hardin - Troy Ledford, Kermit Stamey 
Holland Memorial - Audrey Ballard, Phillip Arowood 
Lighthouse 

Loray - George Bolick, Lovene Bolick 
Long Creek - W. E. Cline, Marvin McCraw 
Love Memorial 
Macedonia 
McAdenville 
Midway 

Modena Street - Becky Mauney 
Mt. Beulah - Harry Splawn 
Mt. Zion - Wilma Lavery, Bob Dellinger 
New Beginning- 
New Faith - Mike Gee, James Allen, Gene Byrd 
New Heights - Betty Hoffman, Alva Batchler, Doris Rankin 
New Hope - Larry & Martha Bumgardner 
New Life, Belmont - Terry Thomas, Claude Setzer 
New Life, Stanley - Bill Handsel, Rodney Helms 
Northside - Kenneth Grubbs, Libby Grubbs, Serena Stewart 
Northside, Kings Mountain 

Oak Grove - Richard Pruitt, Sonny Roberson, Judy Graves 
Oakland - James Galloway 
Parkwood - Harry Hughes 

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Plainview - Bob Smith 

Rankin Lake - Charles & Juanita Meares, Frances Rudisill 

Ranlo - Bill McSwain, Everette Costner 

Ridge - Sherry Taylor, Mike Shepard 

Ridgeview 

Riverside 

Salem 

Sandy Plains - Jennings & Ollie Harwell, Roberta Jenkins 

Second, Cherryville - Joyce Peeler 

Second, Mt. Holly - Charles & Margie Miller 

Shady Grove 

Solid Rock 

South Marietta Street - Bob & Johnnie Dickson 

South Point - Bill & Wilma Abemathy 

Southside - Linda Rhyne, Dot lovino, Lee Bamhill 

Sunnyside 

Taylor Memorial 

Temple 

Tuckaseege - Archie HufFstetler, George Fowler 

United - Stacy Phelps, Steve Davenport, Ann Davenport 

Unity, Belmont 

Unity, Gastonia - Herman Motsinger, Ted Scott 

Walnut Grove - Robert Wood, Jo Ann Cloninger 

West Cramerton 

West Franklin 

Westview - Jerry Hudson, Eddie Ford 

Woodlawn 

MESSENGERS 



Alexander - Darlene Self, Jerry Pennington, Geraldine Brown, 

Bobby Brown, Donald Self 
Alexis - Kerry Clippard, Jean Clippard, Willene Killian, Kay 

Sisk, Ruth Anderson, Martha Homesley, Ellen Huskins, 

Robert Huskins, Rachel Stroupe, J. D. & Aileen Wood, 

Macy Hart 
Bethlehem - Dickie Spargo,Dale Lawing, Michael Carpenter, 

Ben Wilson 
Bingham - Mr. & Mrs. Jack Sneed, Thelma McCarthy, Jackie 

Stafford, James McCarthy 
Centerview - George Perkins, Judson Lennon 
Chapel - Mack Pressley 
Chapel Grove - Jonathan Lowery, Leon CoUis, Brenda Buchanan, 

Gerald Buchanan, Don Sills, Gettys Jones, Coyt Costner, 

Bill Williams, Janice Hord, Dan Alexander 

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Chestnut Ridge - J.P. Bridges, Jim Posey, Mitchel Pruitt, Elmer Martin 

Community - Roy Barbee, Louise Barbee 

Creekside - David McAnelly, Candy McAnelly 

Dallas - Andrea Bryant, Jack Bryant, Nell Patton, Patricia Murphy, 

Barron Lee, Melba McCanlens 
Davis Memorial - Ken Lane, Walter Williams, Wilma Williams 
East Gastonia - Tim Parker, Anne Conner, Maxine Foster 
East Belmont - Rev. Elvin Jones, Frances Frady, Hilda Weaver, Ruby 

Caldwell, Sarah Babb, Joyce Holler, A.A. Bailey, Dot Adams, 

Marie Silvers, Betty Wilson, Miriam Jones 
East Garrison - Martha Groves, Doug Baltzegar, Laura Baltzegar, Jim 

Weathers, Lois Weathers 
Fairview - Brenda Broughton, Diane Ledford, Mike Ledford, 

Andy Broughton 
Fellowship - Pat Hopkins, Jody Turner, Jan Witherspoon, 

Tom Witherspoon 
First, Belmont - Frances Lewis, Ann Cowan, Louise Groves, 

Madge Armstrong, Carolyn Chapman, Roger Ward 
First, Bessemer City - Jewel Looney, Dorothy La Count, 

Eugene Bumgardner, Mary Jane Bumgargner, Willodean Wise, 

Bill Wise, Ron Pierce, Nora Yarbrough, John Hargis, 

Bonnie Pierce 
First, Cherryville - Lena Braswell, Lib Holleman, Perry Holleman,, 

Carolyn Jenkins, Christine Caldwell, Dot Bean, Larry McClure 
First, Cramerton - David Julen, Peggy Fletcher, Don Fletcher 
First, Gastonia - Helen Withrow 

First, Lowell - Barbara Cobb, Elaine Bolick, Ken Cobb, Beth Russell 
First, Mt. Holly - Sylvia Knight, Selina Pate, Doris Helton, 

Harold Helton, Dennis Knight, Baxter Mcintosh, 

Sally Mcintosh, Peggy GrifFm, Ben Griffm, Bob Winecoff, 

Virginia Winecoff 
First, Stanley - Bill Cardin, Miller Garrison, Charles High, Tim Beam, 

Peggy Garrison 
Flint Groves - Ronnie Bowers, Maude Peeler, Muriel Cline, 

Horace Cline, Alan Carpenter 
Fraley Memorial - Ed Jenkins 

Friendship - Thomas Auten, Ruby Auten, Lynwood Lavinder 
Gaston - Hazel Boyd 
Grace, Gastonia - Steve Hicks, Ann Armstrong, Foye Mitchum, 

Bill Tate, Jonathan Hall, Jean Wallace, Anne Tate, Rhonda Hall, 

Don Mott 
Grace, Mt. Holly - Linda Fisher, Jerry Fisher, Louise Faulkenberry, 

Jerry Stanfield 
Hardin - Carol McMahan, Troy Ledford, Kermit Stamey, 

Tammy Ho vis 

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Hickory Grove - Mary Fuller, Tm Brogan, Glenna Abemathy, 

Elizabeth Caldwell, Fred Caldwell, Betty S. Caldwell, 

Herman Eaker, Renee Brogan 
Hillview - Reavis Fox 

Holland Memorial - Joel Rogers, Jr., Jerry Bumette, Audrey Ballard 
Lakeview - Virgil Harper, Linda Wilcox, Joe Haynes 
Lighthouse - Gaynelle Owens, Steve Beeler, E. W. Owens, 

Kim Looney, Travis Looney 
ong Creek- Diane Crickmore, Frances Thomburg, Marvin McCraw, 

Edna Baker, Kevin Purcell, Joyce May, Bill May, Louise Davis 
Loray - Letha Pruitt, Edna Champion, Anders Pruitt, George Bolick, 

Lorene Bolick, Ruby Hanna, Joe Styers, Maxine Styers, 

Louise Jones 
Love Memorial - David McClure, Betty Baumgamer, 

Ruel Baumgamer, David Reneau, Joyce Reneau, Benny Stroupe, 

Barbara Stroupe 
Macedonia - Frances Bowden, John Bowden, Audney Cooper, 

Elease Cole, Joyce Smith 
Midway - Nan Griggs, Walter Griggs 
Mt. Beulah - Wade Huntsinger. Ed Day 
Mt. Zion - Wayne Key, Gail Ford, Don Lavery 
New Beginning - William James, Sidney Oxendine 
New Faith - Jim & Lisa Allen, Mike Gee, Joe Drum 
New Heights - Bill Hoffman, Doris Rankin, Alva Batchler 
New Hope - Larry Bumgardner, Ralph Miller, Floyd Parker 
New Life, Belmont - Claude Setzer, Freida Brock, Dean Brock, 

Betty Setzer 
New Life, Stanley - G. W. Home, Sandy Lawing, Ruth Crisp, Eulene 

Bumgardner, Emma Cannon 
Northside, Gastonia - Kenneth Grubbs, Libby Grubbs 
Northside, Kings Mountain - Dr. & Mrs. Steven Akers, 

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Walker, Karla Stamey 
Oakland Memorial - Mike Criswell, Michael Criswell, Amy Criswell, 

Bill Wilson 
Parkwood - Robert Steadham, Eliene Steadham 
Plain view - Jean Rhyne, Jean Smith 
Rankin Lake - Jim Loftis, Ty Mobley, Melissa Wilson, 

Michael Wilson, Charles Meares, Juanita Meares 
Ranlo - Nancy Calvert, Joyce Stroup 
Ridge - Virginia Parham, Chester Waters, Sharon Waters, Doris Hill, 

Neal Stover 
Sandy Plains - Jennings Harwell, Ollie Harwell, Roberta Jenkins 
South Marietta - Lucille Anthony, Mac Outz, Richard Hyde, Wayne & 

Barbara Carpenter, Steve Warnock, Sandy Wamock 
South Point - Joyce Scruggs, WofFord Scruggs 

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Southside - Dot lovino, Paul Rhyne, Linda Rhyne 

Sunnyside - Phyllis Brackett, Carroll Brackett 

Sunset Forest - Samuel Chapman, Elizabeth Felton, Doris Chapman 

Sunset Lane - Lillie Hinson, Ronnie Hinson 

Temple - Linda Robinson, Judy Wortman 

Tuckaseege - Doug Bryant, Ann Bryant, Sarah Wilson, Bill McPherson, 
Vicki Cauthen 

United - Gary & Ann Davenport 

Unity, Gastonia - Phil Duncan, Max Robinson, Doris Lester, 

Fred Lester, Donna Bostian, Larry Bostian, Jessie Motsinger, 
Herman Motsinger, Ted Scott, Abby Robinson, Gloria Carpenter 

Victory - Ray England, Gladys England, Rex Adkins 

Walnut Grove - Betty Noah, Sara High 

West Franklin - Roy Castle, David Gibson, Mary Giacobbe 

Westview - Sue Mullinax, Gary Mullinax 

Woodlawn - Marc Francis, Kevin White, Doug Ewing 

Vietnamese Mission - Awlanh Gwynh, Twee Falls 

Visitors - Becky Hyde Smith, Tammy McElreath, Susan Duncan, 

George GrifFm, Connie Griffm, Linda Payseur, Kathryn Home, 
Marilyn Harper, Daniel Atkins, Raymond White, 
Mary Emma Hambright, Dot Allred, Jim Murphy, Coy Jeans, 
Steve Hoffman, Keithen Tucker, Barbara Jackson, Bob Bolick, 
Kiamisha Young, Mary Ann Young 

Alternate - Anna Wright, Keith Wright, Ken Wooten 

CHURCHES COMING UNDER WATCHCARE 

Serenity - Seth Johnson, Emma Johnson, Westle Johnson,, Carl Haney, 
Al Long, Josh Haney, Freddie Woodard, Cathy Johnson, Gail 
Yarborough, Robin Woodard, Debbie Dills, Lori Peacson, Linda 
Hendrick, Jack Hendrick, Forney Canipe, Edward & Chris 
Welch, Leonard Johnson, James & Beth Brown, Cindy Johnson 

Love Fellowship - Joanne Malker, Daisy Hopson, Michelle Ellis, 
Michelle Malker, Sheila Gist, Dorothy Williams, 
Rashida Williams 

Crescent - Danny Lee, Harold Turner, Alexis Voris, Linda Moose, 

Jamie Detter, Mike Stroupe, Jerry Simonds, Mildred Blanton, 
Charles Martin, Lou Martin Mary Deal, Nancy Gibbons, Gary 
Boling, Becky Queen, Nelia Turner 



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MEMORIALS 



ALEXANDER MEMORIAL 

Bill Fredrick 

Fred Richards 

Dot Turley 
ALEXIS 

Jack Solebee 

Florine Auten 

Dot Hollingsworth 

Brown Whisnant 

Hazel Ervin 

Geneva Lail . . 

Cloye Jones 

Wilma Hoffman 

R. C. Ballard 

Mrs. Perry Shelton 

Mrs. Corene Marlow 
ANTHONY GROVE 

Lloyd Bumgamer 

Inez Leonhardt 

Mrs. Lawrence Kester 
BEREA 

Jack Devinney 

Heizer Darnell 

Bobby Hunter 

Lester Elrod 

Linda Elrod 
BETHANY 

Marie Boling 
BETHLEHEM 

Glenn Queen 

Betty Norman 

Marilyn Stroupe 

Sue Pickelsimer 
BINGHAM MEMORIAL 

Cleo Evitt 
BROOKLEIGH 

Bonnie Epley 
CALVARY 

Frank Home 

Beatrice Lane ^ 

Mildred Redding 

lone Robinson 

Marie Smith 
CEDAR GROVE 

Jimmy Gibson, Jr. 



Jeannie Lambert 

CENTERVIEW 
Thelma Wingate 
April Smith 
Grace Loftin 
Frank Lynn Moore 
Murley Anderson 
Nellie O'Daniel 

CHAPEL 

Mrs.Russell Cannon 

CHAPEL GROVE 
Leisa Walker 
Reese Whitworth 
Gary Withers, Sr. 
Vioiet Russell 
Alma Christenbury 
Jerrie Wiggins 
Bill Turner 
Daniel Earle, Sr. 
Mildred Greene 

CHESTNUT RIDGE 
Ruby Bridges 
Shane Bollinger 
Jay Martin 
Mary Lou Booth 
Geneva Cloniger 
Grace Yarbro 

COMMUNITY 
Jack Armstrong 

COVENANT 

Wayne Isenhour 
Josephine Eden 
Steve Hill 

DALLAS 

Willie Pasour 
Dorothy Smith Queen 

DAVIS MEMORIAL 
John Nicholson 
Wade McLamb, Sr. 
Paul Thomas 

EAST BELMONT 
Pearl eeLoften 
Gladys Traywick 
Charles Hall 
Juanita P. Stone 



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Hazel Ballard 

Elaine Cody 

EAST GARRISON 

Lewid Edgar Hall 

Bessie Crisp 

Jean Ellis 

Dorothy Maddix 

Viola Hall 
EAST GASTONIA 

Clarence Ballard 

Mary Bellinger 

Sarah Harvey 

Ella Holbrook 

Hazel Lazenby 

Fred Lineberger 

Ruby Smith 

Haymore Spargo 

Esther Upchurch 

R. G. Watkins 

Everette Weaver 
FAIRVIEW 

Milton Nichols 

Mrs. Jessie McFee 

Katie Koone 

Mrs. Thel McAbee 

Christine Emey 
FIRST, BELMONT 

Robert Lewis 

Monie Limerick 

Helen Auten j 

Walter Abee 

Georgia Kistler 

Edbert Smith 

Freida Smith 

John Limerick 

Ruth Armstrong 

Hugh Gray 

Neil Lawing 

Price Featherstone 

Jean Helton 

Aileen Lineberger 

Kenneth Murphy 
FIRST, BESSEMER CITY 

Helen Cantrell 

Dorothy L. Clark 

Mary S. Hager 

Shirley L. Newton 



Louise Penner 

EarlPruitt 

Grace Salem 

Homer Steele 

Ann Stowe 

Robert Hayes 

JuanitaPadgette 
FIRST, CHERRYYILLE 

Gaye Strutt 

Steve Eaker 

Hazel Peeler 

Gwen Putnam 

Roy Carpenter 

Hilbert Devine 
FIRST, CRAMERTON 

Walter Dixon 

Nell Carpenter 

Earl McGalliard 

Flora Baker 

John Meeler 
FIRST, GASTONLV 

Ruth Barnette 

Genevieve Brown 

Era Funderburk 

Blanche Gaines 

Annie Glover 

Eva Hagan 

Gertrude Hartung 

Gwen Hawkins 

Ron Holland 

Connie Hulsey 

Bill Jumper 

Sue Long 

Annie Moore 

Bennie Riley 

Azaiee Smith 

Carrie Smith 

Helen Strickland 

Edward Taylor 

Russell Watson 

Giles Wilhams 

Robert Williams 

Elva Wood 

Kathleen Wren 
FIRST HIGH SHOALS 

Mrs. Jean McGinnis 

Mrs. Jeanette Foster 



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FIRST LOWELL 

Rev. Harold Medlock 

tMr. Dean Rankin 
^ Lamar Usery 
: Helen Baker 
[ Opal Franks 
; Joyce Norman 
Fred Hallman, Sr 
FIRST MT. HOLLY 
Allen O. Waldrop 
Kenneth Meders 
Franklin Hyatt 
Ilia A. Foster 
Faye Snead 
FIRST STANLEY 
Sue Brooks 
Katie McGinnis 
Raymond Black 
Wilfred Brooks 
Mary Helton 
Katherine Bennett 
Beverly Rhyne 
T. L. Spargo 
James Miller 
Paul Hamilton 

»John W. Long 
Ella McGinnis 
FLINT GROVES 

Mable Alexander 
; Jimmie Auten 

Winona Best 

Howard Bost 

Gladys Cabe 

Pansy Caldwell 

Melvin Cloninger 

Thelma Gantt 

Earline Gordon 

Frank Merrill 

Mrs. Biddie Robinson 

Thelma Townsend 

Lloyd Wall 
FRALEY MEMORIAL 

Tom Mitchem 

Sue Bentley 

Johnny Whitesides 
FRIENDSHIP 

Nellie Mae Millen 



Margaret Dixon 

Shelby MCCuen 

Ralph McCuen 

Harmon Whitson 
GASTON 

Mike Self 

Ruby Crisp 
GRACE, GASTONL4 

Ruth Silver 

Lovellen Hope 

PaulHeavner 

Robert Henderson 

Martha Wall 

Fred Hughes 
GRACE, MT. HOLLY 

Allie Drumn 

Margaret Lazenby 
HARDIN 

Helen Killian 

Opal Carpenter 

Ronald Lovelace 

Dean Norman 

Felix Stines 

Mickey Friday 

Mrs. Lynn Friday Todd 
LIGHTHOUSE 

Ray Phillips 
LORAY 

WillCausby 

Vergie Pryor 

Charles Crouch 

John Ellis 

J. C. Smith 

Jack Laughlin 

Hattie Taylor 

Jesse Dell Lewis 

Margie Buchanan 

Jesse Myers 
LONG CREEK MEMOIOAL 

Ruth Cline 

Ruth Fowler 

Carolyn Barbee Johnson 

Myra J. Ledford 

Inez Ramsey Meadows 

Jesse Wilder 
LOVEMEMORLVL 

Stacy Dixon 



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Kate Turner 

Bill Hayes 

David Risha 

Ethel Castle 
MACEDONIA 

Edith Canipe 

Pearlie Drewery 

Clint Keenum 

Irene Carter 

Jennie Welch 

Jo Nell Wortman 

Betty Jo McPherson 

Kay Davis 
MCADENVILLE 

Lela Mae Nichols 

Zona Smith 

Ollie Moore 

Melvin Smith 

Minnie Whittington 

Addie Barnhill 
MIDWAY 

Martha Treadway 
MT. BEULAH 

Cora Rayfield 

Sam Scott 

Viola HufFstetler 
MT. ZION 

Mitchell D. Fisher 

T. E. McSwain 

Florence B. McSwain 

Vivian Ledford 

Pauline Y. Dellinger 

Barbara W. Payseur 

Velma C. Homesley 

Louise D. Hoyle 
NEW FAITH 

Judy M. Schronce 

Alma Jenkins Addvensky 
NEW HEIGHTS 

Ruth Beam 

Nell Lineberger 

EdnaPruitt 

Penny Richard 
NEW HOPE 

Margaret Williams 

Thomas Sellars 

Dean Brooks 



NEW LIFE, BELMONT 

Paulme Lewis 

Earl Payseur 
NEW LIFE, STANLEY 

Blanche Johnson 

Shirley Cannon 

Cora Laney 
OAKLAND MEMORL\L 

Sandy Locklear 
PARKWOOD 

Jack Friday 

William Holland 

Thomas Jones 

Bemice Wineberger 

Helen Wright 
RANKIN LAKE 

Paul Williams 

Mary Ruth Hayes 

Mozelle Rhyne 

Richard Shook 

Mike Brown 
RANLO 

Olin Dellinger 

Dolan Russell 

Ila Mae Robbins 

Helen Stover 

Essie Dellinger 

Tommy Drennan 
RIDGE 

Minnie Stalcup 

Louise Burleson 

Azalee Gaddis 

Rosie Lunsford 
RIVERSIDE 

Hester Bridges 
SALEM 

Valeria Lovin 

Margaret Haney 

Marie Quinn 
SANDY PLAINS 

Jean Carpenter 

Brian Benkins 

Charles Moton 

Billie Dye 

John Glover 

Clyde Hoffman 

Hazel Hart 



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Dennis Elders 

Neal Miller 

Lois Nichols 
SECOND, CHERRYVILLE 

Lester Self, JR. 

Janelle Cook 

Daisy Morgan 

Harvey Walker 

Johnnie Boggs 
SECOND, MT. HOLLY 

Eliza Fuller 

Herbert Davenport 

Flora Riding 

Loretta Iker 

Bill Lynch, Sr. 

Brady Stamey 

Polly Painter 

Jerry Wilson 
SHADY GROVE 

Lewis Anthony 

Mary Mitchem 

Virgie Anthony 

Annie Mae Farnsworth 
SOLID ROCK 

Fay Graves 
SOUTH MARIETTA 

Annie H. Cabe 

James B. Davis 

Nina M. Sowell 

Mable B. Burris 

Karen Lou Walter 

Ludie Crumbley 

Mamie Lou Aldridge 

Hazel W. Hudgins 

James E. Parker 

James M. Truitt 

Elizabeth McCombs 

Grady Caste 

A. AH. Bridges 

Myrtle L. Childers, 

Wilma B.Tate 
SOUTH POINT 

Judy Gaddis 

Ralph Wood 

Evelyn Sullivan 
SOUTHSIDE 

Clarence Biddix 



Patricia George 
SUNNYSIDE 

Mrs. Cleo F. Davison 
TAYLOR MEMORIAL 

Melvin Brown 

Lawrence Eplee 
TEMPLE 

Millie Turlington 
TUCKASEEGE 

Helen Crawford 

WadeHuffstetler 

Alice Huffstetler 

Craig Hawkins 
UNITY, BELMONT 

Brian Laudiz 

Oliver Greene 

Harold Helton 

Martha Johnson 
UNITY, GASTONIA 

Bertha Rogers 

Helen Morrison 

Gray Feagan 

Dewey Mack Costner 
WALNUT GROVE 

Lucille Cloninger 
WEST FRANKLIN 

Blanche Simmons 

Lucy Dellinger 

Pearl Noblett 

Naomi Crowder 

Joyce Poteat Falls 

Clyde Murphy 
WESTVIEW 

Elsie Summey 

Myrtle Glover 

James Hughes 

Alfred Cable 



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(Church Letters received in the associational office by October 7) 


1. 


, UNITED 


40. 


LIGHTHOUSE 


2. 


MACEDONIA 


41. 


WEST FRANKLIN 


3. 


TUCKASEEGE 


42. 


LONG CREEK 


4. 


CHESTNUT RIDGE 


43. 


GASTON 


5. 


CENIERVIEW 


44. 


TAYLOR MEMORIAL 


6. 


GRACE, MT HOLLY 


45. 


NEW BEGINNING 


7. 


OAKLAND MEMORIAL 


46. 


CALVARY 


8. 


SALEM 


47. 


FELLOWSHIP 


9. 


SECOND, CHERRYVILLE 


48. 


NEW FAITH 


10. 


NEW LIFE, BELMONT 


49. 


FLINT GROVES 


11. 


SANDY PLAINS 


50. 


MODENA STREET 


12. 


SOUTHSIDE 


51. 


FBC, LOWELL 


13. 


RIDGE 


52. 


ALEXIS 


14. 


NEW HEIGHTS 


53. 


WESTCRAMERTON 


15. 


FBCGASTONIA 


54. 


SECOND, MT HOLLY 


16. 


SHADY GROVE 


55. 


MT ZION 


17. 


CEDAR GROVE 


56. 


PARKWOOD 


18. 


LORAY 


57. 


CHAPEL 


19. 


VIKINAMESE 


58. 


FRALEY MEMORIAL 


20. 


WESTVIEW 


59. 


FBC, CHERRYVILLE 


21. 


PLAINVIEW 


60. 


NEW HOPE 


22. 


NORTHSIDE, KINGS 


61. 


FBC, BESSEMER 




MOUNTAIN 


62. 


DALLAS BAPTIST 


23. 


FAIRVIEW 


63. 


EAST GASTONIA 


24. 


LOVE MEMORIAL 


64. 


VICTORY 


25. 


BEREA 






26. 


FRIENDLY 






27. 


NORTHSIDE, GASTONIA 




. . ' y , .■-■; 


28. 


FBC, MT HOLLY 






29. 


FBC, HIGH SHOALS 




' ■ ■ ■ ■'. 


30. 


HOLLAND MEMORIAL 






31. 


BETHANY 


' r- 




32. 


SUNNYSIDE 






33. 


WALNUT GROVE 






34. 


MT BEULAH 






35. 


NEW LIFE, BELMONT 






36. 


CHAPEL GROVE 






37. 


EAST GARRISON 






38. 


FBC, BELMONT 






39. 


DAVIS MEMORIAL 







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CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS 

Preamble 



We, the Baptist Churches of Jesus Christ, cooperating together as 
the Greater Gaston Baptist Association of churches to promote 
fellowship, missions, education, and Christian services; to proclaim 
the gospel; and to cooperate with the Baptist State Convention of 
North Carolina and the Southern Baptist Convention in their work, 
do hereby agree and subscribe to the following articles: 



Article I. Name 

The name of the body shall be the Greater Gaston Baptist Association 
of North Carolina. (Amended at Annual Fall Meeting, 1999, to add 
"Greater.") - 



Article 11. Membership 

There shall be two classes of members: first, affiliated churches; 
second, those messengers and others duly qualified to act on behalf 
of the Association acting in aimual session. 

A. Affiliated churches. 

1. Present Member Churches. Churches fully affiliated prior 
to the adoption of these Bylaws shall be in full membership 
under these Bylaws. 

2. New Churches. The Association acting in session may by 
majority vote receive into its fellowship a church from another 
association upon receipt of a letter of dismission from that 
association. 

The Executive Committee may receive into watch-care fellow- 
ship a newly constituted church whose articles of faith harmo- 
nize with those generally held by member churches of the 

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Association. Any newly organized church applying for mem- 
bership in the Association shall be received under the watch- 
care for a period of at least one year so as to prove, through 
practice and attitude, its place as a cooperating Baptist church. 
The watch-care period will offer the new church opportunity 
to prove through practice and attitude it is a cooperating 
Baptist church. During this period of watch-care, a church 
shall be entitled to all rights and privileges of the association 
except that its members shall not hold an Associational office 
or vote in associational meetings. 

A church in watch-care seeking membership must apply in 
writing to the Executive Committee of the Association thirty 
days prior to either the April meeting or the October meeting 
of the Association. If in the judgment of the Executive Board 
upon recommendation by the Executive Corrmiittee and 
Missions Committee that the church has met the requirements 
stated above and has fiilfilled the watch-care status, that 
church may be presented to the Association to be received into 
the full fellowship of the Association by majority vote. 

3. Discipline. Any church failing to provide its annual church 
profile to the Association, or failing to be represented at the 
aimual meeting, or failing to contribute worthily to associa- 
tional and denominational missions for two consecutive years, 
shall be notified by the Executive Committee that remedial 
action must be taken by the time of the next annual meeting, or 
recommendation shall be made to remove said church from 
membership in the Association. 

On recommendation of the Executive Committee or by other 
proper motion, any church's membership may be terminated or 
suspended by majority vote of the Association acting in 
session provided that prior written notice is provided the 
church and the Association's member churches of the pending 
action, and the church subject to the discipline is provided an 
opportunity to be heard. 

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B. Messengers and Others in Annual Session. The membership 
of the Association in annual session shall be composed of: 

1. Officers of the Association as set forth in these 
Bylaws. . -^^ ^P-v-- -' 

2. Senior pastors of member churches. 

3. Messengers from each member church. 

Three messengers from each church for the first one 
hundred members or fraction thereof, and one additional 
messenger from each church for each additional one 
hundred members or major fraction thereof, provided 
that no church shall have more than ten messengers in 
addition to the pastor. Messengers shall be duly reported 
in the annual church profile sent by the church to the 
armual meeting of the Association. In case of vacancy 
or need for replacement, the church shall report to the 
Assocaition in writing those elected. 



Article III. Government 

Consistent with Baptist doctrine and practice, the fmal authority for 
the conduct of the affairs of this Association, spiritual and tempo- 
ral, rests with the annual sessions. While these Bylaws provide for 
certain powers to be vested in the Executive Committee as Board 
of Directors, and the Associational Executive Board, these bodies 
shall have only such powers as these Bylaws or other action of the 
members properly delegate. 

This Association is independent and sovereign in its own sphere, 
but it will never attempt to exercise any authority over the internal 
affairs of member c^ urches. 

Article IV. Meetings 
A. Annual Meetings. The Association shall meet semiaimually on 
Monday after the third Sunday in October and on a Monday in 
April designated by the Annual Meeting Program Committee. The 
October meeting will continue for two days or longer according to 
the judgment of the Aimual Meeting Program Committee and 
subject to the approval of the Association. The April meeting will 



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be a one-day meeting or longer according to the judgment of the 
Annual Meeting Program Committee and subject to the approval of 
the Association. The time of the annual meeting may be changed, 
or special meetings may be called by the Executive Committee, 
provided a two-week notice is given to the member churches. 
Messengers to the April meeting shall be certified in the same 
manner as that specified for the October meeting. Each session of 
the Association shall be opened and closed with prayer. 

B. Special Called Meetings. Special meetings of the Association 
may be called by a majority of the Executive Committee which 
shall provide written notice of not less than two weeks to all 
member churches noting the time, place and purpose of the called 
meeting. 

C. Meetings of Councils and Committees. Councils and commit- 
tees shall establish schedules for meetings not inconsistent with 
these Bylaws, provided that notice is provided to members of such 
meetings. 

D. Notice. Except as otherwise provided for in these Bylaws, 
whenever notice is required, such requirement shall be deemed 
satisfied by notice to the member churches mailed not less than two 
weeks prior to any meeting. 

E. Quorum. Messengers from twenty-five percent of the member 
churches enrolled as members of the Association shall constitute a 
quorum. ,. 

F. Action. Except as othei*wise provided herein, the Association 
shall act by majority vote of those present and voting. No voting 
by proxy or absentee ballot shall be permitted on any matter or 
election. 

G. Minutes. The appropriate officer or other delegated person 
shall maintain minutes of the business meetings of the Association, 
the Executive Committee and the Associational Executive Board, 
and such minutes shall be retained at the associational office. 

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H. Rules of Procedure. The parliamentary guide of the Association 
shall be Robert's Rules of Order (latest revised edition.) However, 
absent an objection or with the consent of the body, the Moderator 
may deviate from such rules in the interests of fairness, efficiency, 
and Christian fellowship. The Moderator may appoint a Parliamen- 
tarian who shall advise and assist the Moderator and the Association 
in the conduct of its business meetings. 



Article \^ Directors 

The currently serving Executive Committee shall, meeting and acting 
together, constitute the Board of Directors of the Association. Such 
Board of Directors shall change by and in the same procedure as the 
Executive Committee so that the Board of Directors shall perpetu- 
ally be the same as the Executive Committee. In their capacity as 
Directors, they shall have the duties and responsibilities attendant to 
Directors, subject however to the limitations set forth in the Charter 
and Bylaws. The Directors shall not have power, except as ex- 
pressly authorized by the procedures in these Bylaws and the pow- 
ers reserved to the Association acting in annual session, to purchase 
or sell or encumber any real property, to install or remove officers or 
staff, to amend the Bylaws or Charter, or to bind the corporation to 
any contract. Consistent with our spiritual principles. Baptist polity 
and long term practice, the polity of this Association reserves final 
authority to the annual sessions to govern the affairs, spiritual and 
temporal, of the Association. 

A majority of the Directors shall constitute a quorum. The rules 
governing the meetings of Directors, including but not limited to the 
time for meetings, notice of meetings, and required percentage for 
approval of votes, shall be the same as those for the meetings of the 
Executive Committee. Meetings may serve as both Executive 
Committee meetings and Board of Directors meetings at the same 
time. 



Article VI. Officers 
A. Officers. The officers of the Association shall be the Executive 

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Director of Missions, Moderator, Vice-Moderator, Clerk, and 
Treasurer. 

1. Executive Director of Missions. The Executive Director 
of Missions shall serve according to duties in the Greater 
Gaston Baptist Association Handbook. 

2. Moderator. The Moderator shall preside over the 
meetings of the Association according to the Constitution 
and By-Laws and appoint a Committee on Committees. He 
shall be chairperson of the Associational Executive Board, 
be a member of the Executive Committee, and shall be an 
ex-officio member of all other committees. The Moderator 
shall assume the duties of the Executive Director of 
Missions as assigned by the Association when by reason of 
resignation and/or illness the Association is not served by 
an Executive Director. The Moderator shall be ineligible to 
succeed himself after the second successive term. 

Whenever required by law or practice, the Moderator shall 
serve as the President of the Corporation, having however 
only such powers in that capacity as are expressly granted 
by the Board acting consistent with these Bylaws. In a 
similar manner and subject to the same limitations, the 
Vice-Moderator shall act as the Vice-President. 

3. Vice-Moderator. The Vice-Moderator shall preside in 
the absence of the Moderator, or at the pleasure of the 
Moderator, and shall be vice chairperson of the 
Associational Executive Board and chairperson of the 
Associational Council. 

4. Clerk. The Clerk shall send annual report forms to the 
member churches at least thirty days prior to the annual 
meeting of the Association; keep an accurate record of the 
proceedings of the Association; with approval of the 
Executive Committee supervise the printing and distribu- 

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tion of the minutes to member chm-ches; keep on file 
copies of the minutes, records, and other documents of the 
Association; and serve as Secretary of the Associational 
Executive Board. For these services the Clerk may receive 
compensation as decided by the Association. 

5. Treasurer. The Treasurer and Executive Director of 
Missions shall oversee receipt and deposit of all funds of 
the Association in the name of the Association and dis- 
burse the same upon instructions from the Association, its 
Associational Executive Board, or as designated in the 
budget. The Treasurer shall render an accurate report of 
receipts and disbursements at the aimual meeting, give a 
report at each Associational Executive Board meeting, 
prepare an audit for the Executive Committee w^hen 
requested by that committee, and keep books available 
and up to date for examination. For mutual protection of 
the Association and its officers, the Treasurer, the Execu- 
tive Director of Missions and Bookkeeper shall be bonded 
in such amount as the Executive Committee shall direct. 
For services rendered, the Treasurer may receive compen- 
sation as decided by the Association. 

B. Election. Except as otherwise provided herein, the officers 
shall be elected annually by the Association in its April meeting 
and shall serve until their successors are elected. 

C. Terms. The terms of office shall be from November 1 through 
Octobers!. 

D. Vacancies. Vacancies occurring between annual meetings shall 
be filled by recommendations made by the Nominating Committee 
to the Associational Executive Board, with the exception of the 
office of Moderator. If the office of Moderator becomes vacant, 
the Vice-Moderator shall automaticaUy become Moderator. 

E. A Historian shall be elected in the same manner as officers, 

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and shall collect and preserve historical data on the Association and 
its churches, and shall present a written report at each annual 
meeting of the Association. 

Article VII. Organizations 

A. Organizations. The Association shall encourage and promote 
associational organizations: Sunday School, Discipleshiping, 
Woman's Missionary Union, Brotherhood, Music Ministry, and all 
other organizations with full staffs and programs necessary for the 
promotion of the work of the Association in fulfilling its purpose. 

B. Elections. The officers of these organizations shall be elected by 
the Association in its April meeting and shall serve until their 
successors are elected. The terms of office shall be from 
November 1 through October 31. Vacancies occurring between 
annual meetings shall be filled by the Nominating Committee. 

C. Duties. The duties as set forth herein may be further 
Trainspelled out in the Associational Policies Manual. 

1. The Associational Sunday School Director shall promote 
and supervise the Sunday School and Vacation Bible School 
Program of the Association in cooperation with the Church 
Development Director. 

2. The Associational Discipleship Training Director shall pro 
mote and supervise the Discipleship Training Program of the 
Association in cooperation with the Church Development 
Director. 

3 . The Associational Woman's Missionary Union Director shall 
promote and supervise the Woman's Missionary Union Program 
of the Association in cooperation with the Executive Director 
of Missions and in keeping with the Constitution and By-Laws 
of Woman's Missionary Union of Greater Gaston Baptist 
Association. 

4. The Associational Brotherhood Director shall promote and 
supervise the Brotherhood Program of the Association 

in cooperation with the Executive Director of Missions. 

5. The Associational Music Director shall promote and 
supervise the Music Program of the Association in cooperation 

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with the Church Development Director. 

Article VIII. The Associational Executive Board 

A. Composition. The Association shall have an Associational 
Executive Board composed of the Officers of the Association, the 
Associational Sunday School Director, the Associational Director 
of Discipleship Training, the Associational WMU Director, the 
Associational Brotherhood Director, the Associational Music 
Director, the senior pastors of the member churches, and two 
members from each participating church. The two members 
elected by each church shall be duly reported in the annual church 
profile. In case of vacancy or the need for a replacement, the 
church shall report to the Association in writing those elected. 
Retired ministers, associate pastors, ministers of youth, ministers 
of music, and ministers of education may attend as ex-officio, 
nonvoting members. 

B. Meetings and Duties. The Associational Executive Board 
shall hold two meetings and others as necessary, and present a 
written report to the Association at each meeting. It shall be the 
duty of the Associational Executive Board to act for the Associa- 
tion in the interim between annual meetings. It shall carry out the 
policies and will of the Association. 



Article IX. Committees 

A. General. The Association shall have such councils, standing 
committees, and other committees as authorized by the Associa- 
tion or the Associational Executive Board. 

B. Terms. Members of all committees, except the Associational 
Council, the Committee on Committees, Church-Pastor Relations 
Committee, and the Crisis Fund Committee, shall be elected to 
serve rotating three-year terms. 

C. Duties. The duties of committees and councils as set forth 
herein, are amplified in the policy manual of the Association. 

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D. Standing Committees. 

1. Committee on Committees. 

a. Composition. The Moderator shall appoint at the annual 
meeting of the Association a Committee on Committee 
consisting of eight members of whom at least two shall be 
lay persons. 

b. Duties. The Committee on Committees shall nominate the 
members of standing committees, except the Associational 
Comicil, and present them for election by the Association, 
fill all vacancies that may occur between annual meetings, 
and appoint special committees that may be authorized by 
the Association or its Associational Executive Board. 

2. Executive Committee. 

a. Composition. Executive Committee shall be composed 
of the Moderator, the chaiiperson of the Associational 
Council, the chairperson of the Finance Committee, the chair 
person of the Missions Committee, the chairperson of the 
Properties Committee, the chairperson of the Bylaws 
Committee, the chair person of the Evangelism Committee, 
the chairperson of the Roberts Retreat Committee, and nine 
other members of whom at least three shall be lay persons. 

b. Duties. The Executive Committee shall administer all 
matters committed to it by the Association or its Associational 
Executive Board and decide on routine and emergency 
matters between sessions of the Associational Executive 
Board. It shall initiate and recommend matters concerning 
busiuess management and approve the employment of all 
personnel except the Executive Director of Missions, Church 
Development Director, and Church and Community 
Ministries Director. It shall accept applications for 
membership in the Association from newly constituted 
churches and may receive said churches under watch-care 
until the next annual meeting which follows one year of 

watch-care status. It shall acting as a whole or through a 
subcommittee, act as a Personnel Committee. 



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3. Associational Council. 

a. Composition. The Associational Council shall be composed 
of the Vice-Moderator, the chairperson the Executive 
Committee, the chairperson of the Evangelism Committee, 

the chairperson of the Christian Life and Public Affairs 
Committee, and the organizational leaders as provided in 
Article VII. The Vice-Moderator shall serve as chairperson. 

b. Duties. The Associational Council shall coordinate the 
activities of the associational organizations and plan and 
promote an associational calendar of activities. It shall meet 
at least once per quarter. 

4. Finance Committee. 

a. Composition. The Finance Committee shall be composed 
of nine members of whom at least three shall be lay persons. 

b. Duties. The Finance Committee shall plan and present to 
the Association an annual budget. It shall have the general 
oversight and administration of the financial affairs of the 
Association. 

5. Missions Committee. 

a. Composition. The Missions Committee shall be composed 
of eight members: the Associational Brotherhood Director, 
the Associational WMU Director, and six others of whom at 
least two shall be lay persons. 

b. Duties. The Missions Committee shall develop, implement, 
and assist churches in the Association in a progressive 
program of a total study of all types of missions. It shall 
deteimine the need of new mission points within the 
boundaries of the Association and provide leadership and 
guidance in establishing and shepherding them into full 
church status. It will be charged with monitoring the activities 
of chmches and missions seeking membership in the 
Association to determine their readiness for full membership 
and reporting this to the Executive Committee for action. 

6. Nominating Committee, 
a. Composition. The Nominating Committee shall be com- 

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posed of nine members. At least four shall be lay persons. 
b. Duties. The Nominating Committee shall nominate at the 
April meeting of the Association: the general officers of the 
Association, officers of organizations according to the By 
laws, and persons to represent to the Association the various 
institutions and agencies of the Baptist State Convention of 
North Carolina. 

7. Annual Meeting Program Committee. 

a. Composition. The Annual Meeting Program Committee 
shall be composed of six members. At least two shall be lay 
persons. 

b. Duties. The Annual Meeting Program Committee shall 
prepare a printed program for the annual meeting of the 
Association which shall be sent to all persons on the 
program and to all pastors at least thirty days before the 
aimual meeting. The committee shall recommend the place 
or places for the next annual meeting, and the preacher and 
alternate for the annual sermon. 

8. Resolutions Committee. 

a. Composition. The Resolutions Committee shall be com- 
posed of three members. At least one shall be a lay person. 

b. Duties. The Resolutions Committee shall present to the 
Association all resolutions it may deem wise. All resolutions 
presented to the Association shall be referred to the 
Resolutions Committee, except that by a two-thirds vote of 
the messengers present on the first day of the associational 
meeting the rules may be suspended and a resolution may be 
given immediate consideration. 

9. Stewardship Committee. 

a. Composition. The Stewardship Committee shall be 
composed of six members. At least two members shall be a 
lay person. 

b. Duties. The Stewardship Committee shall promote the 
total program of stewardship within the churches of the 

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Association. It shall assist the Finance Committee in the 
promotion of the associational budget. 

10. Evangelism Committee. 

a. Composition. The EvangeHsm Committee shall be 
composed of six members. At least two shall be lay persons. 

b. Duties. The Evangelism Committee shall promote the total 
program of evangelism within the churches of the 
Association, giving special attention to the promotion and 
coordination of a dynamic, ongoing prayer program through 
out the year. To maintain this program the Evangelism 
Committee will choose one of its members to act as 
Associational Prayer Coordinator. All potential evangelistic 
events or area-wide crusades must go through the proper 
channels in order to become events that are supported by the 
Association — the proper channels being to be approved by 
the Evangelism Committee, the Executive Committee, the 
Associational Executive Board and/or annual meeting. 

11. Christian Life and Public Affairs Committee. 

a. Composition. The Christian Life and Pubhc Affairs 
Committee shall be composed of six members. At least two 
members shall be a lay person. 

b. Duties. The Chiistian Life and Public Affairs Committee 
shall recommend ways the Association can work for the 
promotion of civic righteousness and social uptift. 

12. Properties Committee. 

ta. Composition. The Properties Committee shall be com- 
posed of six members. At least two shall be lay persons. 
b. Duties. The Properties Committee shall have general 
oversight over all property owned or leased by the Associa- 
tion and shall submit to the Executive Committee recommen- 
dations appropriate to proper use and maintenance of associa- 
tional properties. 

13. Ordination Council. 

a. Composition. The Ordination Council shall be composed 

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of nine ministers. 

b. Duties. The Ordination Council shall, upon request by a 
member church, assist with the examination and ordiaation of 
a candidate for the gospel ministry. The Ordination Council 
shall be available to any church requesting assistance; 
however, any church may establish its own presbytery for 
such examination. The Ordination Council shall examine 
each candidate in these areas: Christian experience; call to 
the ministry; doctrinal beliefs concerning the Bible, God, 
Christ, the Holy Spirit, salvation, the church, the ordinances, 
missions, and cooperation. Any action by the Ordination 
Council or the church presbytery will be reported to the 
Association as information. 

14. Bylaw Committee. 

a. Composition. The Bylaw Committee shall be composed of 
six members. At least two shall be lay persons. 

b. Duties. The Bylaw Conmiittee shall consider necessary 
changes in the constitution and recommend such changes to 
the Association. 

15. Roberts Retreat Committee. 

a. Composition. The Roberts Retreat Committee shall be 
composed of niue members. At least three shall be lay 
persons. 

b. Duties. The Roberts Retreat Committee shall have the 
responsibility of recommending to the Executive Committee 
development plans, schedules, andpoUcies of the Roberts 
Retreat Area. 

16. Church-Pastor Relations Committee. 

a. Composition. The Church-Pastor Relations Committee 
shall be a standing committee composed of six members: two 
retired ministers, two active ministers, and two lay persons. 
The Executive Committee shall appoiat the members of the 
Church Pastor Relations Committee from recommendations 
made by the Executive Director of Missions. The members of 
the Church-Pastor Relations Committee shall sei-ve until their 

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resignation, or until replaced by the Executive Committee. 
b. Duties. The Church-Pastor Relations Committee shall 
promote better relations between churches and their pastors, 
help churches secure pastors, and advise and consult with 
pastors and church members upon their request. 

17. Crisis Fund Committee. 

a. Composition. The Crisis Fund Committee shall be a 
standing committee composed of four lay persons and the 
Treasurer of the Association. 

b. Duties. The Crisis Fund Committee shall work with the 
Executive Director of Missions to meet the needs of 
ministers in times of unusual and stressful financial need. 



Article X. Staff 

The Association may employ persons such as it deems appropriate to 
further the ministry. For all such positions it shall establish appropri- 
ate job descriptions and employment policies and set them forth in 
the PoUcy Manual. The Executive Committee, through its Personnel 
Committee, shall propose to the Association appropriate personnel 
policies, establish appropriate means for review of the performance 
of all staff and make recommendations based on such reviews to 
appropriate committees, councils and/or the Association. 

Article XI. Finances 
Section A. Budget. The Finance Committee shall prepare an annual 
budget, indicating by items the amount needed and sought for all 
local and other expenses. 

Section B. Accounting Procedures. All funds received for any 
and all purposes shall pass through the hands of the Treasurer, or 
other persons designated by the Finance Committee, and be properly 
recorded on the books of the Association. A system of accounting 
that will adequately provide for the handling of all funds shall be the 
responsibiUty of the Finance Committee. 

Section C. Expenditures and Receipts of Funds. 

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1. No funds shall be disbursed without the express authorization 
of the Association as provided for in the budget or separate 
authorization. 

2. No designated funds shall be received except where the 
Association has approved the expenditure of funds for the 
designated cause. Separate accounting shall be maintained for 
all designated gifts and funds. 

Section D. Audit. The Finance Committee shall arrange an annual 
audit of a type and nature it deems appropriate of the Association's 
fmancial records. 

Section E. Fiscal Year. The fiscal year shall be November 1 to 
October 31. 



Article XII. Associational Year 

The associational year shall begin November 1 and close 
October 31. 

Article XIII. Policies and Procedures 

The staff and officers shall assure the creation and maintenance of a 
Policies Manual which shall contain all currently controlling policies 
and proceduies governing any aspect of the Association's affairs 
including committee task descriptions, policies regarding the han- 
dling of funds, use of facilities, and employment policies and prac- 
tices as approved by the Association. 



By-Law XIV. Amendments 

These Bylaws-may be amended at any annual meeting of the Asso- 
ciation by a two-thirds majority of the messengers present on the 
second day. Amendments shall be voted on at a time designated by 
the Annual Meeting Program Committee, provided the proposed 
amendment has been presented to the Executive Committee in 
writing at least thirty days prior to the annual meeting, and provided 
the proposed amendment is read to the Association on the frrst day 
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Directions to Roberts Retreat 

469 Dover Road 

Kings Mtn., NC 28086 

Phone: 704-854-9928 



Directions: 

Follow Hwy 74 West toward Kings Mountain. Turn left onto 

Sparrow Springs Road. Go approximately 2 1/2 miles until 

Sparrow Springs sharply turns right. Proceed 1 mile (passing 

entrance to Crowder's Mountain State Park) then turn left 

onto Dover Road. Travel to the end of Dover Road and 

discover entrance to Roberts Retreat Area. 



Directions To Roberts Retreat Area 
Gastonia 




Retreat Area 




%\ Sparrow Springs Rd. 

Si I Crowdeis Mountain 

State Park Office 



Kings Mtn. 



To reserve the retreat area and building you must call the 
Associational Office and Resource Center at 704-867-7257. 



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Churches of the Greater Gaston Baptist Association 



ALEXANDER MEMORIAL 
704-825-3216 

208 S. Main St., Belmont 28012 
Jerry Pennington 704-825-7369 

ALEXIS 704-263-2301 

PO Box 39, Alexis 28006 
Chad Harvey 704-263-2257 

ANTHONY GROVE 
704-435-6001 

281 Hephzibah Church Road 

Crouse 28033 

Dennis Bean 704-867-8474 

BEREA 704-827-3241 

2522 Hickory Grove Rd., 

Gastonia 28056 

Mike Forrester 704-263-1181 

BETHANY 704-866-0107 

2903 Goble St., Gastonia 28056 
Chris Morris 704-739-9101 

BETHEL 704-824-4644 

3412 Redbud Dr., Gastonia 28056 
James Drennan 704-864-7453 

BETHLEHEM 704-864-0406 

539 N. New Hope Rd., 

Gastonia 28054 

Dickie Spargo 704-867-7801 

BINGHAM MEMORIAL 
704-629-2391 

616AtheniaPI., 
Bessemer City 28016 
Jackie Stafford - Interim 

BROOKLEIGH 704-866-7572 

700 Robinson Rd., Gast. 28056 
Dennis Pruitt 704-864-2516 

CALVARY 704-865-8229 

3001 S. YorkRd., Gast. 28052 
Bruce Pittman 704-864-3707 



CATAWBA HEIGHTS 
704-827-8474 

311 Belmont Rd., 

Belmont 28012 

Raymond Johns 704 -825-0745 

CEDAR GROVE 
704-865-0241 

PO Box 2703, Gast. 28053 
Thomas Lavin 704-629-0505 

CENTERVIEW 704-827-2061 

2300 Acme Rd., Belmont 28012 
Robbie Moore 704-827-4003 

CHAPEL 704-827-5526 

PO Box 942, Mt. Holly 28120 
Mack Pressley - Interim 

CHAPEL GROVE 704-864-6134 

716 Camp Rotary Rd. 

Gastonia 28052 

Jeff Ward 704-866-0190 

CHESTNUT RIDGE 
704-739-4015 

P.O. Box 605 

735 Chestnut Ridge Ch. Rd. 

Kings Mtn. 28086 

Mitchel Pruitt 704-739-3081 

CHRIST COMMUNITY 
704-866-9801 

PO Box 1572, Gast. 2b053 
Ricky McElhaney 704-391-9297 

COMMUNITY 704-922-7691 

PO Box 534, Dallas 28034 
Roy Barbee 704 922-3426 

COVENANT 704-865-2538 

3131 Erskine Dr., 

Gastonia 28054 

OlinS. Byrum 704-739-1572 



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CROWDERS MTN. 
704-739-0310 

125 Mayberry Ln., 
Kings Mtn. 28086 
Larry L:aws 864-839-4820 

DALLAS 704-922-3201 

402 W. Trade St., Dallas 28034 
Jack Bryant 704-922-7431 

DAVIS MEMORIAL 
704-865-9636 

3358 Robinwood Rd., 

Gastonia 28054 

Ken Lane 704-868-8718 



FIRST, BESSEMER CITY 
704-629-4158 

PO Box 397, 
Bessemer City 28016 
Ron Pierce 704-629-2548 

FIRST, CHERRYVILLE 
704-435-3796 

301 E. First St., Cherryviile 28021 
Larry McClure - Interim 

FIRST, CRAMERTON 
704-824-1991 

235 8th Ave., Cramerton 28032 
David Julen 704-824-5136 



EAST 704-865-2001 

114 N. Church St., Gast. 28054 
Tim Parker 704-81 0-6740 

EAST BELMONT 704-825-5780 

501 E. Catawba St., 
Belmont 28012 

EAST GARRISON 
704-864-3721 

1226 E. Garrison Blvd. 

Gastonia 28054 

Doug Baltzegar 704-827-7242 

FAIRVIEW 704-864-6876 

1706 W Davidson Ave. 

Gastonia 28052 

Andy Broughton 704-865-5823 

FAITH 

1 102 W. Walnut Ave., 

Gastonia 28052 

Jerry Mobley 704-276-3539 

FELLOWSHIP 704-735-4196 

2891 Long Circle, 

Iron Station 28080 

Tom Witherspoon 704-735-6624 

FIRST, BELMONT 
704-825-3758 

23 N. Central Ave., 

Belmont 28012 

Robert Baker 704-825-6057 



FIRST, GASTONIA 
704-865-8576 

PO Box 6298, Gastonia 28056 
Leon Smith 704-854-9387 

FIRST, HIGH SHOALS 
704-735-5652 

PO Box 37, High Shoals 28077 
Kevin Smith 704-735-1173 

FIRST, LOWELL 704-824-1215 

400 W. First Street, Lowell 28098 
Ken Cobb 704-922-4977 

FIRST, MT. HOLLY 
704-827-2481 

300 S. Main Street, 

Mt. Holly 28120 

Dennis Knight 704-822-0954 

FIRST, STANLEY 704-263-4783 

409 Old Mt. Holly Rd., 

Stanley 28164 

Bobby Morrow - Interim 

FLINT-GROVES 704-865-4068 

2017 E. Ozark Ave., Gast. 28054 
Ronald Bowers 704-394-1 106 

FRALEY MEMORIAL 
704-824-4520 

PO Box 775, Lowell 28098 
Warner Doles 704-866-8844 



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FRIENDLY 704-867-3629 

1422 N. RhyneSt., 

Gastonia 28054 

David Mauldin 704-426-2868 

FRIENDSHIP 704-825-3276 

5008 S. New Hope Rd. 

Belmont 28012 

Lynwood Lavinder 704-825-3591 

GASTON 704-922-7826 

PO Box 583, Dallas 28034 
Richard Gaddis 704-923-0999 

GRACE, GASTONIA 
704-864-5121 

2200 Auten Rd., Gastonia 28054 
Don Mott 704-866-0383 

GRACE, MT. HOLLY 
704-827-8600 

300 Westland Farm Rd. 

Mt. Holly 28120 

Jerry Stanfield 704-822-1091 

HARDIN 704-922-3763 

PO Box 591, Dallas 28034 
Fain Farmer 704-922-8778 

HARMONY 704-629-5741 

2009 Puett Chapel Rd. 
Bsmr. City 28016 

HICKORY GROVE 
704-827-3939 

3717 Hickory Grove Rd. 

Gastonia 28056 

Timothy Brogan 704-827-6264 

HILLVIEW 704-922-5561 

403 Dallas-Stanley Hwy. 

Dallas 28034 

Reavis Fox 704-865-9743 

HOLLAND MEMORIAL 
704-629-9331 

123 Holland Mem. Church Road 
Bessemer City 28016 
Joel Rogers 704-629-2917 



LAKEVIEW 704-824-5380 

PO Box 486, 

McAdenville28101 

Buck Harper 704-825-3192 

LAUREL WOOD 
704-867-8590 

124 Gamble Loop Rd. 
Besssmer City 28016 
Carroll Henderson 
704-866-4152 

LIFE & TRUTH (HISPANIC) 
704-435-0084 

P.O. Box 1698, 

Lincolnton 28093 

Ruben Garcia 704-276-2970 

LIGHTHOUSE 704-824-4991 

4600 Country Meadows Dr. 
Gastonia 28056 

LONG CREEK MEMORIAL 
704-922-3306 

PO Box 484, Dallas 28034 
Kevin Purcell 704-922-2909 

LORAY 704-867-4479 

1128W. Franklin Blvd. 

Gastonia 28052 

John Bridges 704-730-1932 

LOVE MEMORIAL 
704-864-1216 

311 E. Walnut Ave., 

Gastonia 28054 

Patrick Latta 704-868-4420 

LUCIA 704-822-1933 

15434 Lucia Riverbend Hwy. 

Stanley 28164 

Michael Davis 704-827-9845 

MACEDONIA 704-861-8197 

2021 Garland Ave., Gast. 28052 
John Bowden - interim 

MCADENVILLE 704-824-2740 

POBox8, McAdenville 28101 
Andy Raines 704-824-1873 



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MIDWAY 704-867-5019 

2782 Fairview Drive, 

Gastonia 28052 

Walt Griggs 704-922-7964 

MODENAST. 704-867-5391 

734 N. ModenaSt., 
Gastonia 28054 
BillMauney 704-865-6108 

MT. BEULAH 704-435-3328 

5306 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy., 

Bessemer City 28016 

Wade Huntsinger 704-435-5516 

MT.ZION 704-435-9636 

PO Box 579, Cherryville 28021 
Wayne Key 704-435-9326 

NEW BEGINNING 704-861-9267 

428 W. Main St., Gastonia 28052 
Bill James 704-824-0226 

NEW FAITH 704-263-0249 

PO Box 429, Alexis 28006 
Joe Drum 704-735-5305 

NEW HEIGHTS 704-922-8161 

PO Box 60, High Shoals 28077 
Bill Hoffman 704 866-8892 



NORTHSIDE, GASTONIA 
704-868-2342 

1920 N. Modena St., Gast. 28054 
David Stewart 704-864-1351 

NORTHSIDE, KINGS MTN. 
704-739-4139 

101 BenfieldRd. 

Kings Mtn., 28086 

Steven Akers 704-739-4139 

OAK GROVE 704-435-3917 

402TotDellingerRd., 

Cherryville 28021 

Jack Calloway 704-732-8153 

OAKLAND MEMORIAL 
704-824-8086 

PO Box 537, Lowell 28098 
MikeCriswell 704-813-5929 

PARKWOOD 704-864-3681 

1729 E. Garrison Blvd., 

Gastonia 28054 

Jeff Long 704-824-4569 

PLAINVIEW 704-922-9992 

3640 Dallas High Shoals Hwy. 

Dallas 28034 

Dan Jones 704-922-0909 



NEW HOPE 704-864-6759 

2024 Redbud Dr., Gast. 28056 
NedBuckner 704-861-0512 

NEW LIFE, BELMONT 
704-822-6195 

201 Oaktrail St., Belmont 28012 
Dean Brock 704-822-6833 

NEW LIFE, STANLEY - 
704-263-4647 

527N. BuckoakSt., 

Stanley 28164 

G. W. Home 704-263-0796 

NORTH MAIN 704-827-6141 

1304 N. Main St., Mt. Holly 28120 
Clarence Morris 704-824-5104 



RANKIN LAKE 704 922-4806 

2705 Gast./Dallas Hwy, 

Dallas 28034 

JimLoftis 704-922-9148 

RANLO 704-824-1146 

1517 Spencer Mtn. Rd., 

Gastonia 28054 

Larry Arrowood - Interim 

RIDGE 704-867-0091 

3818 Old York Rd., Gast. 28056 
Chester Waters 704-922-3740 

RIDGEVIEW 704-827-3856 

105 Pine Rd., Mt. Holly 28120 
Kerry Ohiser 803-366-5820 



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RIVERSIDE 704-824-7785 

76 Riverside Dr., 

.Cramerton 28032 

Allen Lefler 704-824-3182 

SALEM 704-864-4953 

1534 Rolling Meadow Ln., 

Gastonia 28054 

Jack Fleming 704-868-2232 

SANDY PLAINS 704-864-4226 

5323 Union Rd., Gastonia 28056 
Richard Brown 704-864-9393 

SECOND, CHERRYVILLE 
704-435-9657 

201 N. HouserSt, 
Cherryville 28021 
Keith Love 704-435-6286 

SECOND, MT. HOLLY 
704-827-5181 

707 Rankin Ave., 

Mt. Holly 28120 

Bruce Bradley 704-824-4293 

SERENITY 

186 Tarleton Lane, 

York, SO 29745 

Leonard Johnson 803-684-8039 

SHADY GROVE 704-435-9605 

3240 Tryon Courthouse Rd. 

Cherryville 28021 

Philip Deitz 704-445-2048 

SOLID ROCK 

PC Box 657, Mt. Holly 28120 
Tim Lawing 704-825-5631 

S. MARIETTA ST. 704-867-4438 

911 S. Marietta St., 

Gastonia 28054 

Steve Warnock - Interim 

SOUTH POINT 704-825-9516 

124 Horsley Ave., 

Belmont 28012 

Ralph Halliwill 704-853-8530 



SOUTHSIDE 704-864-6634 

530 Bethany Road, Gast. 28052 
Paul Rhyne 704-864-0526 

SPRINGFIELD 704-922-0776 

PC Box 359, Dallas 28034 
Allen Harris 704-825-9171 

STOWE MEMORIAL 
704-825-3756 

26 Kee Road, Belmont 28012 
Bob McMahan 704-825-5987 

SUNNYSIDE 704-629-3840 

1631 Tryon Courthouse Rd. 
Bessemer City 28016 
Carroll Brackett 704-739-6370 

SUNSET FOREST 704-827-1551 

903 Hickory Grove Rd., 

Gastonia 28056 

Michael Home 704-827-1551 

SUNSET LANE 704-629-2464 

PC Box 1237, 
Bessemer City 28016 
Ronnie Hinson 704-867-1063 

TAYLOR MEMORIAL 
704-864-2991 

2616 Davis Park Rd., Gast. 28052 
Jerry Rumfelt 704-923-0488 

TEMPLE 704-865-0420 

701 Littlejohn St., Gastonia 28052 
Steven Jones 704-922-3298 

TUCKASEEGE 704-827-4301 

511 Tuckaseege Rd., 

Mt. Holly 28120 

Doug Bryant 704-827-4456 

UNION ROAD 704-853-8640 

103 Summer Place, 

Gastonia 28056 

Billy Harmon 803-831-2243 

UNITED 704-824-2866 

PC Box 814, Lowell 28098 
Blaine Phelps 704-861-0510 



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UNITY, BELMONT 
704-825-8730 

1005 E. Catawba St.. 

Belnnont 28012 

Joe Lawing 704-825-9763 

UNITY, GASTONIA 
704-865-7601 

482 N. Myrtle School Rd. 

Gastonia 28052 

Larry Bostian 704-869-8128 

VICTORY 704-864-2871 

1101 Lynhaven Dr., 
Gastonia 28052 
RexAdkins 704-810-9628 

WALNUT GROVE 
704-922-5306 

3255 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy., 

Dallas 28034 

Fred High 704-629-5432 

WEST CRAMERTON 
704-824-4213 

PO Box 368, Cramerton 28032 
Larry Wilson 803-366-2306 

WEST FRANKLIN 
704-867-6018 

450 S. Myrtle School Rd. 
Gastonia 28052 
Tom Hogan - Interim 

WESTVIEW 704-629-2506 

3385 Fairview Dr., 

Gastonia 28052 

Jerry Millwood 704-867-1664 

WOODLAWN 704-824-4261 

1101 N. Main St., Lowell 28098 
Marc Francis 704-824-1953 

Churches Under Watch-Care 

CRESCENT 

3331-AS. YorkRd., 

Gastonia 28054 

Gary Boling 704-865-61 35 



LOVE FELLOWSHIP 
704-827-0753 

709 Rankin Ave, 

Mt. Holly 28120 

James Williams 704-482-0023 

REHOBOTH 704-853-1806 

P.O. Box 1423, 

Gastonia 28052 

Keith Martin 704-867-0795 

Missions 

CREEKSIDE 704-629-4020 

132Creekside Read 

Bessemer City 28016 

David McAnelly 704-734-1012 

KOREAN 

New Hope (Sponsoring Church) 
2024 Redbud Dr., Gast. 28056 
Jong Moon Son 704-869-0180 

LAOTIAN 

Centerview 

(Sponsoring Church) 

2300 Acme Rd., Belmont 28012 

Judson Lennon 704-377-1787 

VIETNAMESE 

Loray Baptist 
(Sponsoring Church) 
1128W. Franklin Blvd. 
Gastonia, 28052 
Paul Trong Le 704-865-9845 




SETTING 
NEWHORBCTsB 
THROLCH CHRIST 



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Greater Gaston Baptist 
Association Office & Resource Center 

1607 Rankin Lake Road, Gastonia, NC 28052 
Telephone: 704-867-7257 Fax: 704-867-9559 
e-mail: office@ggba.net website: www.ggba.net 
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Monday - Thursday) 
8:00 a.m- 1:00 p.m. (Friday) 

Baptist Social IVIinistries 

Telephone: 704-867-0905 Fax: 704-867-9559 
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. -4:30 p.m. ( Monday -Thursday) 
8:00 a.m. - 1 :00 p.m. (Friday) 
Appointments for clients are Monday - Thursday only, 
9:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m. 

Cliristian Women's Job Corp 

Located at Loray Baptist Church, 
1128 W. Franklin Blvd, Gastonia. 
Telephone: 704-867-0186 Fax: 704-867-2057 
Office Hours 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. (Monday - Friday) 

Greater Gaston Christian Counseling Center 

A shared ministry of the Greater Gaston Baptist 
Association and Woodridge Psychological Associates 
Telephone: 704-864-2887 Fax: 704- 867-9559 
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. 
(Tuesday-Wednesday) 



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CHURCHES OF THE GREATER 
GASTON BAPTIST ASSOCIATION BY GROUPS 

Executive Committee members are assigned to each region. 

These persons will serve as a liaison between the church 

and the association. 



1. MOUNT HOLLY-MCADENVILLE 
(Mike Criswell, Selina Pate) 



Bcrea 

Catawba Heights 

Centerview 

Chapel 

Grace, Mt. Holly 

Hickory Grove 

Lakeview 

Love Fellowship 

McAdenville 



First, Mt. Holly 
Second, Mt. Holly 
Solid Rock 
N. Main Street 
Ridgeview 
Sunset Forest 
Tuckaseege 
Laotian Mission 



2. BELMONT-CRAMERTON 
(Fankie Beam, Reavis Fox) 



Alexander Memorial 

Davis Memorial 

East Belmont 

First, Belmont 

First, Cramerton 

Friendship 

Lighthouse 

New Life, Belmont 

Riverside 



Sandy Plains 

South Point 

Stowe Memorial 

Union Road 

Unity, Belmont 

United 

West Cramerton 



3. DALLAS-STANLEY 

(Horace Cline, Paul Rhyne, 

Hazel Boyd) 



Alexis 

Community 

Dallas 

Friendly 

First, High Shoal 

First, Stanley 

Gaston 

Hardin 

Hillview 

Long Creek 



Lucia 

Modena Street 
New Faith 
New Heights 
New Life, Stanley 
Plainview 
Rankin Lake 
Springfield 
Walnut Grove 
Fellowship 



4. CHERRYVILLE 

(Perry Holleman) 



Anthony Grove 
First, Cherryville 
Life & Truth, 

(Hispanic Mission) 
Mt. Zion 



Mt. Beulah 

Northside, Kings Mtn. 
Oak Grove 
Second, Cherryville 
Shady Grove 



5. BESSEMER CITY 
(Joyce Peeler, Keith Love) 



Bingham Memorial 
Chestnut Ridge 
Creekside Mission 
First, Bessemer City 
Harmony 



Holland Memorial 
Laurel Woods 
Sunnyside 
Sunset Lane 
Westview 



^. WEST GASTONIA 
(Rex Adkins, Al Miller) 

Chapel Grove 

Christ Community 

Crowders Mountain 

Fair\'iew 

Faith 

Loray 

Macedonia 



Midway 

New Beginning 

Serenity 

Temple 

Unity, Gastonia 

Vietnamese Mission 

West Franklin 



7. CENTRAL GASTONIA 
(Larry Bostian, Patrick Latta) 



Bethany 
Brookleigh 
Calvary 
Crescent 
First, Gastonia 
Love Memorial 



Ridge 

Salem 

South Marietta Street 

Southside 

Taylor Memorial 

Victory 



8. EAST GASTONIA 

(Lena Rose Braswell, Wade Huntsinger, 

John Bowden) 

Grace, Gastonia 
Korean Mission 
New Hope 
Northside 
Oakland Memorial 

248 C2 1 

U/09/09 48B70 - 



Bethel 
Bethlehem 
Cedar Grove 
Covenant 
East, Gastonia 
East Garrison 
First, Lowell 
Flint-Groves 
Fraley Memoi 



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